The Lord Palmerston pub in Southampton is set to be turned into nine flats

The former Lord Palmerston pub in Southampton

The former Lord Palmerston pub in Southampton

First published in Hampshire Business Andover Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , Political reporter

A PUB in Southampton city centre is set to be converted into flats.

A developer has won permission to convert the Lord Palmerston pub in Palmerston Road into nine apartments.

The new plans will see the building divided among nine flats, made of three studios, five one-bed apartments and one two-bed apartment.

City councils gave the green light to the scheme, after previous proposals by a different developer to knock it down and build 19 student flats there were refused.

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11:38am Sun 3 Aug 14

Quentin Heslop says...

Bizarre given the council's stand on keeping pubs running.
Bizarre given the council's stand on keeping pubs running. Quentin Heslop
  • Score: 6

11:42am Sun 3 Aug 14

thesouth says...

Quentin Heslop wrote:
Bizarre given the council's stand on keeping pubs running.
If you buy the plot you don't have to run it as a pub

If they turned down students flats here, in a mostly commercial area, they surely must be turning them down for the Highfield site.
[quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: Bizarre given the council's stand on keeping pubs running.[/p][/quote]If you buy the plot you don't have to run it as a pub If they turned down students flats here, in a mostly commercial area, they surely must be turning them down for the Highfield site. thesouth
  • Score: 5

3:09pm Sun 3 Aug 14

a n o n says...

thesouth wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
Bizarre given the council's stand on keeping pubs running.
If you buy the plot you don't have to run it as a pub

If they turned down students flats here, in a mostly commercial area, they surely must be turning them down for the Highfield site.
The student application was refused on the scale of the development...this new application keeps the existing building which has been derelict for years, there is another pub a few doors up. It will bring life back in to the building so should be welcomed.
[quote][p][bold]thesouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: Bizarre given the council's stand on keeping pubs running.[/p][/quote]If you buy the plot you don't have to run it as a pub If they turned down students flats here, in a mostly commercial area, they surely must be turning them down for the Highfield site.[/p][/quote]The student application was refused on the scale of the development...this new application keeps the existing building which has been derelict for years, there is another pub a few doors up. It will bring life back in to the building so should be welcomed. a n o n
  • Score: 10

4:41pm Sun 3 Aug 14

mickey01 says...

BETTER THAN HAVING ANOTHER TESCO SHOP
BETTER THAN HAVING ANOTHER TESCO SHOP mickey01
  • Score: 4

4:50pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Quentin Heslop says...

a n o n wrote:
thesouth wrote:
Quentin Heslop wrote:
Bizarre given the council's stand on keeping pubs running.
If you buy the plot you don't have to run it as a pub

If they turned down students flats here, in a mostly commercial area, they surely must be turning them down for the Highfield site.
The student application was refused on the scale of the development...this new application keeps the existing building which has been derelict for years, there is another pub a few doors up. It will bring life back in to the building so should be welcomed.
A correct decision without doubt, which proves the point that the council bluster about requiring applications for change of use to convenience stores from pubs is a total waste of time and money. If they get the chance to maintain the original use, they don't exercise it and for the obvious reason it would be commercially stupid and unsustainable at appeal.
[quote][p][bold]a n o n[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thesouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quentin Heslop[/bold] wrote: Bizarre given the council's stand on keeping pubs running.[/p][/quote]If you buy the plot you don't have to run it as a pub If they turned down students flats here, in a mostly commercial area, they surely must be turning them down for the Highfield site.[/p][/quote]The student application was refused on the scale of the development...this new application keeps the existing building which has been derelict for years, there is another pub a few doors up. It will bring life back in to the building so should be welcomed.[/p][/quote]A correct decision without doubt, which proves the point that the council bluster about requiring applications for change of use to convenience stores from pubs is a total waste of time and money. If they get the chance to maintain the original use, they don't exercise it and for the obvious reason it would be commercially stupid and unsustainable at appeal. Quentin Heslop
  • Score: 3

12:21am Mon 4 Aug 14

Tallship says...

Why the need for so much student accomodation? Soon Southampton will only have students as residents. In the university holidays parts of the city is a ghost town.
Why the need for so much student accomodation? Soon Southampton will only have students as residents. In the university holidays parts of the city is a ghost town. Tallship
  • Score: 1

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