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PLANS to knock down a church hall and replace it with houses have been met with controversy.

Residents of Inglis Road in Southsea have opposed the plans which would see Gospel Hall demolished and turned into two houses.

An application was first made in February by Charles Marks Ltd - a property developer based in Fareham - but was refused by Portsmouth City Council’s planning committee.

But after changes to the design, a new application has been submitted and a decision is yet to be made.

Residents, with the backing of Councillor Michael Andrewes, have been objecting to the plans with lack of parking and a loss of conservations being the main concerns.

To see the application use the reference number 14/00480/FUL at portsmouth.gov.uk