Decision to allow development on shipyard put back

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A MEETING to consider whether a 164-home estate should be built on the site of the former Vosper Thornycroft shipyard in Portchester has been delayed.

The application was due to be considered by the planning committee at Portsmouth City Council today but the application decision has been postponed until April 23.

If permitted, developer Quadrant Estates would invest £100m into the 22-acre estate, including building a 1,762sq m site for marine industry and investing £3.1m into upgraded flood defences, protecting 400 existing Portchester homes.