Protest called against Whitworth plans

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Residents will demonstrate on Thursday June 14 at 8pm in Whitworth Crescent about proposals, which go before planners next week, to demolish Harcourt Mansions (no 74) and replace it with a block of flats.

Neighbours describe Harcourt Mansions as “a beautiful circa 1900 corner property with original features, including an unusual Mansard roof, dormer windows, terraced garden, tongue and groove porch and sash windows”.  

The latest proposal is to demolish the existing building and replace it with a part two-storey, part three-storey and part four-story block of 11 flats.

A group - 'Triangle & Whit. Cres. Preservation Society' — has already been formed, with Cllr Peter Baillie as honorary chair, to try to conserve the unique nature of both that area and other parts of Bitterne Park.

John Denham
Denham opposed plans
In March, local MP John Denham spoke out against the plans.

The proposals go before the council’s Development Control Panel on Tuesday June 19, and are on the agenda for discussion from 10-11am. Members of the public are able to attend, and 15 minutes in total are set aside to hear objections.

• A revised application has also been made to build a three-storey block of five flats on the site of a bungalow in Bond Road. You can view and comment on this application, by June 26, from here.

Bond Road
Bond Road

See also:

Denham objects to Whitworth plans

Whitworth residents form preservation group

Whitworth Crescent: concern over flats

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