THIS WEEK IN 2000: Ambitious plan to keep Haslar open

A new blueprint for Gosport’s Royal Hospital Haslar to stay open for the next 20 years was put together by campaigners.

The new blueprint, called Haslar Hospital 2020: Our Vision for the Future, was due to be distributed to all Gosport households at the end of September.

Councillor Peter Edgar said: ‘The government wants to pull the military out – we don’t think that’s the right decision.’

But the campaign failed and Haslar closed in 2009.