New homes in shop building set for approval

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PLANNERS are set to approve a project to convert a building to provide 13 new homes.

The scheme, in Stoke Road and Jamaica Place, in Gosport, will see four two-bedroom flats and nine one-bedroom flats.

A three-storey building, which fronts Stoke Road and currently has a mix of shops and flats, will be converted and extended to fit in the flats.

The application is set go before Gosport Borough Council’s regulatory board on Monday, with the recommendation from council staff to approve it.

Three letters objecting to the plans over density, postal provision and loss of employment have been sent to the council.

Councillors on the board will also consider an application to build 13 homes at the junction of Magister Drive and Westland Drive, in Cherque Farm, Lee-on-the-Solent.

As reported, the land was due to become a local area of play but was given back to the developer in exchange for a larger piece of land.

The meeting takes place on Monday at 6pm.