Gosport council rejects plan for munitions site

One of the previous designs for the home off Britannia Way
One of the previous designs for the home off Britannia Way

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PLANS to convert a former munitions building into a three-bedroom home have been thrown out.

Gosport Borough Council unanimously voted against the application to build the property on a cordite magazine off Brittania Way.

I can‘t remember a time when an application has got less going for it than this one

Cllr Stephen Philpott

As reported in The News, developer and land-owner Alan Dawes wants to convert part of the site and has had several applications refused.

In a planning meeting held by the council, a deputation was given by a resident which highlighted why the councillors should reject the plan.

Using the acronym ‘badgers’ John Hudson listed badgers, asbestos, danger from contaminated soil, greed, explosives, reptiles and the area being considered a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation as reasons for the refusal.

During discussions for the plan Cllr Stephen Philpott said: ‘I can‘t remember a time when an application has got less going for it than this one.’

Ward councillor Peter Langdon added: ‘This is a very inappropriate application.’

Mr Dawes declined to comment.