End of the road for once popular Portsmouth tavern

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A 150-year-old pub will be bulldozed to make way for new homes.

Councillors at Portsmouth City Council voted to approve plans for nine houses to be built on the site of The White House in Eastney Road, Milton.

The pub was sold last year by owner Enterprise Inns to the Southern Co-operative.

The approved plans feature a terrace of nine two-and-a-half-storey three-bedroom homes.

There would be an 11-space car park with access into Eastney Road.

Planners said the removal of the car park entrance to the pub would allow improvements to take place to the nearby traffic light junction.

Planning officer Simon Barnett said: ‘We consider the mix of materials, the timber cladding, would be suitable.

‘The development would have a decent visual appearance and would sit comfortably into what is a relatively prominent site.’

Two objections were received from neighbouring properties, with concerns about loss of privacy. The Portsmouth Society has recommended the development is inspired by its history with a name like White House Terrace.