Neighbours fight plans for shared house in Portsmouth

ANGRY From left, Jennifer Sharp, Michael Crowley and Michael Walters, three, Philip De Ste Croix, Sandy Loveitt, Ann Casey, Sarah Walters and daughter Felicity Walters, Olga Wagstaff, Timothy Martin and Violet Carter
ANGRY From left, Jennifer Sharp, Michael Crowley and Michael Walters, three, Philip De Ste Croix, Sandy Loveitt, Ann Casey, Sarah Walters and daughter Felicity Walters, Olga Wagstaff, Timothy Martin and Violet Carter

Housing warning as three planning decisions in Portsmouth overruled

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PLANS to convert a home in Portsmouth into a shared house will be discussed by councillors tomorrow.

An application to change the use of the building in Copythorn Road, Copnor, to a House in Multiple Occupation for five people was lodged with Portsmouth City Council in January.

Plans include providing five cycle spaces and separate wheelie bins in the front garden.

But the application has attracted 26 objections from residents living in the road.

Ann Casey, who lives opposite the property, is one of the residents opposing the plans.

Mrs Casey, who has lived in the road since 1986, said: ‘It’s a very friendly neighbourhood.

‘They are nice houses and it’s a well established community. If it was a family there it would be no problem but five single residents have no investment in a community at all.’