Locksway Road, Portsmouth: about the Inquiry

Two appeals for non-determination were submitted on 12 July 2022 following the Council’s failure to determine the following applications within the statutory time period for a decision.

These pages will be updated during the course of the inquiry.

Planning application

Registered as valid on 26 February 2020 for the following development:

Redevelopment of former St James’ Hospital comprising the conversion of listed buildings and listed chapel to provide 151 dwellings and associated works including demolition of extensions and ancillary buildings, construction of new 2 and 3 storey housing to provide 58 dwellings, retention of cricket pitch, club house and changing rooms, provision of car parking, associated landscaping and other works (phased development).

  • Local Planning Authority Reference number: 20/00204/FUL
  • Planning Inspectorate reference: APP/Z1775/W/22/3302931

Listed Building Consent Application

Registered as valid on 26 February 2020 for the following development:

Conversion of main hospital, mortuary building and the chapel, including external alterations – demolition of boiler house, storage wings, service room and 20th century buildings, window and door alterations, recessed and projecting dormers, new stairs; internal alterations to include alterations to walls, doorways and staircases. Construction of new housing; provision of parking and landscaping.

  • Local Planning Authority Reference number: 20/00205/LBC
  • Planning Inspectorate reference: APP/Z1775/Y/22/3302927

An Inspector has been appointed by the Secretary of State and the appeals will be heard by way of a Public Inquiry.

The Inquiry will be held in-person, opening at 10am on Tuesday 27 June 2023 at The Guildhall, Council Chamber.

The Inquiry is scheduled to sit for up to five days, as follows:

  • Tuesday 27 June 2023 to Friday 30 June 2023 (third party representations are to be heard on the morning of Friday 30 June, with the inspector’s site visit taking place in the afternoon of that day) (4 days)
  • Tuesday 4 July (1 day)