Councillors agree to cashpoint installation at controversial new Portchester store

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PLANS to build a new Co-operative store in Portchester have taken another step forward.

Yesterday, councillors at a planning meeting at Fareham Borough Council gave permission for a cashpoint to be installed on the outside of the store in Castle Street.

The building was formerly The White Hart pub, but it closed last year and is now being transformed into a new store.

The plans have been met with criticism from people living nearby.

Ward councillor for Portchester Roger Price, said: ‘There were issues about the pub changing into a store.

‘We could have people driving into that car park at all hours of the day or night.’

Councillors agreed to the proposals on the condition that the cashpoint would only be open at the same time as the shop was open.