Jo's on fire



Search and rescue teams sent in to Southsea derelict nightclub - Law and Order - The News

<<A team of urban search and rescue workers from Hampshire Fire and Rescue service and police officers have been at the site over the weekend checking that there were no people inside the building at the time of the fire.

Police have reassured the public that it is standard practice to carry out searches in cases like this>>


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Just wondering if this was an attempt to avoid a Ship and Castle situation where the owners of the Ship & C' opposite the Victory Gate to the Dockyard were made to keep the historic facade and jiggle their redevelopment to fit.


BBC News - Southsea developer avoids social housing policy with £600k offer

<<Portsmouth council has approved an offer of £600,000 from a property developer to allow it to build luxury flats but no affordable homes.

Pierfront Development has been given planning permission to build 92 apartments on Southsea seafront.

It said building an another 28 social housing homes would make it too costly.

The decision was criticised by a councillor who said the council was "putting profit before homes".

The apartments will be built on the site of the derelict Savoy Court in South Parade, which burnt down last week, and on the former Savoy Buildings site, which was demolished in 2009...

... Conservative councillor Donna Jones said: "It's vital that this building is built and regenerated. It looks an absolute mess at the moment.

"We need jobs created on the seafront, we need cafes, restaurants, bars - we need people to come and spend their money in Portsmouth and this is the first step in that very, very vital picture.">>


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Of note, the owner of the property next door, is I believe Harry Redknapp, who wasn't too keen on building there until they sorted out the mess door. Job done, courtesy of the "electrical fault"....

I wondered why the seafront road was blocked off yesterday (been away on hols), didn't look around as I was too busy trying to get somewhere asap.
Tsk, you yung un's, twas the 'Crystal Lounge' before they changed the name to some slapper called Johanna.

Frequented by matelot Skins and TS's crew of which I was one, I carried the blow and Black Bombers so TS would not have to do another stint in DQ's. Happy daze, circa 1970, me and TS were barrack stantions, him with incurable knob rot (kicked outside July '70) and me recovering from fractured femur.
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