Category Archives: Southsea

McCarthy & Stone Stopped

There’s already a good write-up from The News of last night’s Planning Committee meeting at which the Savoy Buildings development was discussed again, after the previous deferral which, we thought, was going to be used by the developer to ‘have … Continue reading

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South Parade Pier Repairs Order Issued

Portsmouth City Council announced a few weeks ago that the owners of South Parade Pier, Fred Nash and Dawn Randall, would be served with a repairs order for what The News accurately described as “the derelict attraction”. After years of … Continue reading

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“Great Wall of Southsea” FoI Request Response

The basement of South Parade Pier is continuing to flood, and water from it is still leaking out into the beach.  The would-be new owners and the still-hanging-on ones seem unable to get to grips with the situation. In the … Continue reading

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Yet More Pier Photos

I posted a Youtube video yesterday showing the unlikely combination of a fire alarm going off while the Pier basement is flooding: This morning, the water is still flowing and saturating the beach for a good distance away from the … Continue reading

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South Parade Pier Sold?

This isn’t going to be a long post, because it still isn’t clear exactly what the facts are.  I’ll post updates at the top as with past blogs if new facts emerge.  As usual, the Civic Offices are a rather … Continue reading

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South Parade Pier Storm Damage 7/2/14

Update 9/2/14: The Pier has had another 48 hours of battering since this post, and Nick Moore (@backinpompey on Twitter) has tweeted some good pictures of the damage to the corner where the concrete deck has fallen away and the … Continue reading

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South Parade Pier update – FoI response from Hampshire Fire & Rescue

The news about South Parade Pier has been getting a bit better lately.  It’s been confirmed that the South Parade Trust and the Pier’s owners are in discussion about a change of ownership.  Despite the battering waves and driving wind, … Continue reading

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ARTches Project Granted Planning Permission

The ARTches project in Broad St, which I’ve blogged about in the past, was granted permission today by Portsmouth City Council.  The meeting raised a couple of interesting issues – such as why the “anti” petition wasn’t submitted to the … Continue reading

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South Parade Trust Launch Party 21/11/13

UPDATE 23/11/13: I had a wander down to the Pier earlier, it’s a gorgeous morning in Pompey and I had to ask myself “how much would the Pier take today if it was open and it had a cafe or … Continue reading

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Portsmouth City Council meeting 15/10/13

This is only an incomplete account of yesterday’s meeting, because I had to dash out of the gallery in the middle for a long phone-call and then had to leave well before the end.  But I was there for what, … Continue reading

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