New 20-bedroom student block to be built opposite John Pounds Centre

A NEW 20-bedroom student block has been granted planning permission.

Thursday, 27th July 2017, 7:00 am
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:14 pm

Councillors at Portsmouth City Council’s planning committee granted approval for the new block on land opposite the entrance to the John Pounds Centre in Aylward Street, Portsea.

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Building will take place on an open piece of land which includes a former playground, single-storey extensions, service area and a reconfiguration of the rear of Catherine Booth House.

The plans received unanimous backing with only full-time students to be able to live in the building.