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Hamble pub campaigners meet to save The Harrier
10:50am Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
“LET’S save our local” - that was the rallying call for those who attended a crisis meeting for a Hampshire pub where developers want to put retirement homes.
About 30 people gathered for a meeting at The Harrier pub in Hamble to show their support for a campaign started to save it.
As reported in the Daily Echo, a Save The Harrier petition has already attracted 420 signatures.
It comes after developers McCarthy and Stone said they had entered into an agreement with the owners of the pub in Hamble Lane.
Regulars asked what they needed to do to save The Harrier and how they could voice their views to the council once a planning application went in.
Another wanted to make it a community facility.
Rick Theobald, 52, a regular for 34 years, said later: “We’re going fight all the way.”
McCarthy and Stone have said that the development would represent a £5m investment and provide housing.
Owner Enterprise Inns said the pub was unable to deliver an “appropriate level of sustainable income”.
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