Frontage 5 (west) comments addressed
The Southsea Coastal Scheme has recently received some comments regarding the current planning application for the area of the Southsea Coastal Scheme between the Pyramids and Speakers’ Corner, known as sub-frontage 5 (west).
The current planning application for SF5 (west) (referred to as a Section 73 application) only seeks permission for minor material amendments to the design of a specific area of the Southsea Coastal Scheme – the western section of sub-frontage 5 (from the Pyramids Centre to Speakers Corner). It does not seek to change the rest of the previously approved scheme. More information on this process can be found here: Flexible options for planning permissions – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
The minor amendments at SF5 (west) being sought are: Removal of the rock at the toe of the stepped revetment; Improved public realm, with planted terraces; Increased soft landscaping; and Reduced physical interaction with the adjacent Scheduled Ancient Monument.
The Scheme has also submitted two Listed Building Consent applications for the removal, refurbishment and reinstatement of the historic shelters and lamp columns. These replace the previously approved Listed Building Consents that have now expired. It should be noted that the long shelter (at Speakers’ Corner) is not a listed structure and the removal of this was part of the original planning application which was approved without objection.
Any S73 decision granting approval will set out all of the conditions imposed on the new permission and, for the purpose of clarity, restate the conditions imposed on earlier permissions that continue to have effect. There are conditions on previous permissions requiring details relating to the public realm such as landscaping, street furniture and public art. These will be restated on any decision.
Portsmouth City Council’s consultation period for this planning application for SF5 (west) closes on Monday 6 February 2023.