Housing development opening in Portsmouth for people with complex needs

A purpose-built housing development is set to open for people in Portsmouth with autism and other complex requirements, giving them an opportunity to live more independently. Over the summer, 12 people will move into three bungalows at Temple Court in Nessus Street, Buckland, built by Portsmouth City Council. They’ll have …

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Tips for becoming a top landlord, from Enfield Southsea

The current rental market in the United Kingdom has a lot of people clamouring for property, and this means that many people think that being a landlord is fairly straightforward and simple. After all, when there is such a high level of demand, you would be forgiven for thinking that …

HMS Nelson Wardroom to be sold off for residential use

Image credit: Google Street View The Ministry of Defence have confirmed that the HMS Nelson Wardroom site in Portsmouth will be sold off along with eleven other properties as part of a new homes push by the government. Yesterday, Defence Minister Mark Lancaster told MPs the properties to be …

Work commences on new homes in Somerstown

Work has started on 16 new homes in Somerstown, at the heart of Portsmouth — a block of flats in Winston Churchill Avenue. Portsmouth City Council have said that the block will help ease the social housing shortage in Portsmouth. The £2.8million scheme include one- and two-bedroom flats and ground …

Residents Object to Planning Application for Inglis Road’s Gospel Hall Church

  Residents in Inglis Road in Southsea have expressed their concerns over a planning application which would see the Gospel Hall, the last remaining church in the conservation area the street falls within following the destruction of St. Bartholomew’s Church during WWII, demolished and replaced with two semi-detached houses, and …

New Landmark Community Building To Be Named ‘Somerstown Central’

Somerstown residents have chosen a name for a new landmark community building. The iconic structure, which will house community, youth, and health facilities spanning Winston Churchill Avenue, will be called Somerstown Central, after formerly and unofficially being dubbed ‘The Hub’. More than 500 people from Somerstown and stakeholders of the …