Plans to go in this month for controversial Southsea Savoy site

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A PLANNING application for a block of retirement flats on land owned by ex- Pompey boss Harry Redknapp is expected to be submitted later this month.

Despite criticism over the design for the proposal, developer McCarthy & Stone is ploughing ahead with its plans to transform the site of the former Savoy buildings in Southsea.

A company spokesman said: ‘Following community consultation the team have been carefully finalising the scheme in preparation for a planning submission later this month.

‘We have sought to respond to feedback, where possible, whilst remaining true to the principles established through our initial design process.’

The firm said it was ‘grateful’ to have a meeting with city council leader Cllr Donna Jones, who is concerned about the design.