New images of Southampton's £500m Centenary Quay development in Woolston

Daily Echo: The latest impressions of Centenary Quay in Woolston The latest impressions of Centenary Quay in Woolston

THIS is the eye-catching vision for the next stage of one of Southampton's biggest new developments.

In a scene reminiscent of the Mediterranean coastline, elegant apartments overlook a pristine waterside.

But it is not the south of France or Spain's eastern coastline, but Woolston's Centenary Quay where this vision will begin to emerge over the coming years.

Construction work is continuing at a pace on the £500million complex on the banks of the River Itchen, with a second phase of flats due for completion in April.

And flats on the third phase of flats, which are also under construction, will be put up for sale early in the New Year.

Work began at the former Vosper Thornycroft shipyard site two-and-a-half years ago on the development that will eventually see more than 1,600 homes, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, offices and a range of businesses.

More than 360 flats homes have already been built at the site, and the remainder of the apartments contained within phase two of the scheme, which has 65 flats, will be completed by the end of April.

Developer Crest Nicholson said many of the flats will be available to buy through the Government's Help to Buy scheme.

People will also be able to buy some of the 329 new homes and apartments being built in the third phase of the development in the next couple of months.

The third phase will also feature shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as a Morrison supermarket which will employ more than 200 people.

Susan Young, Crest Nicholson Regeneration's sales and marketing director, said: “Centenary Quay is a real success story. The properties within phase two have proved to be extremely popular.

“We are now looking forward to the launch of phase three in early 2014, which is an important stage of the development; encompassing a collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments as well as a supermarket and restaurants.

“These aspects of Centenary Quay will very much support the local economy and regeneration of the Woolston area.”

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6:45am Sat 28 Dec 13

pyan says...

Too big, too crammed together, no thought given to access.
1600 new homes, 1200 car parking spaces. Nearest primary school nearly a mile away and already oversubscribed. Nearest secondary school on Portsmouth Road - hang on, they closed that one because of 'falling pupil numbers', now the nearest is nearly two miles away. Only way out to the city - Peartree Road or over the Itchen Bridge. Any guesses what it'll be like at rush hour/school-run time?
At least after twenty years of evil smells, Southern Water are fixing the sewage works (next door, but carefully omitted from the 'artist's impression'). Nothing to do with pressure from the developers, worried about selling expensive penthouses, of course...
Too big, too crammed together, no thought given to access. 1600 new homes, 1200 car parking spaces. Nearest primary school nearly a mile away and already oversubscribed. Nearest secondary school on Portsmouth Road - hang on, they closed that one because of 'falling pupil numbers', now the nearest is nearly two miles away. Only way out to the city - Peartree Road or over the Itchen Bridge. Any guesses what it'll be like at rush hour/school-run time? At least after twenty years of evil smells, Southern Water are fixing the sewage works (next door, but carefully omitted from the 'artist's impression'). Nothing to do with pressure from the developers, worried about selling expensive penthouses, of course... pyan

7:32am Sat 28 Dec 13

__KTF__ says...

"reminiscent of the Mediterranean coastline"

Nice way to put a spin on overdeveloped and apartments crammed in to every available space.
"reminiscent of the Mediterranean coastline" Nice way to put a spin on overdeveloped and apartments crammed in to every available space. __KTF__

8:25am Sat 28 Dec 13

issacchunt says...

Already parking issues and not any where near completed.
Already parking issues and not any where near completed. issacchunt

8:34am Sat 28 Dec 13

in search of the truth says...

What a marvelous development, I don't think.
Purely FLATS, FLATS, FLATS, FLATS and more FLATS followed by even more FLATS to add to all the FLATS that have already been built within Southampton in recent years.
Southampton will soon hold the title of FLATS capital of the UK.
What a marvelous development, I don't think. Purely FLATS, FLATS, FLATS, FLATS and more FLATS followed by even more FLATS to add to all the FLATS that have already been built within Southampton in recent years. Southampton will soon hold the title of FLATS capital of the UK. in search of the truth

8:39am Sat 28 Dec 13

Datarater says...

Where are the yachts?
Where are the yachts? Datarater

8:41am Sat 28 Dec 13

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Victoria road & Portsmouth road is going to be gridlock and the ghost town of Woolston is not going to improve anytime soon . . Looks like a new Mill bronx or Weston on its way for us soon . . DEEP JOY ! Better off extending the container port there than building concrete jungle .
Victoria road & Portsmouth road is going to be gridlock and the ghost town of Woolston is not going to improve anytime soon . . Looks like a new Mill bronx or Weston on its way for us soon . . DEEP JOY ! Better off extending the container port there than building concrete jungle . SPIKEISLANDTRADER

9:37am Sat 28 Dec 13

miltonarcher says...

I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.
I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake. miltonarcher

10:11am Sat 28 Dec 13

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. says...

big change from the original glitzy tower blocks ,bog standard pap scheme.
big change from the original glitzy tower blocks ,bog standard pap scheme. WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.

10:19am Sat 28 Dec 13

phil maccavity says...

in search of the truth wrote:
What a marvelous development, I don't think.
Purely FLATS, FLATS, FLATS, FLATS and more FLATS followed by even more FLATS to add to all the FLATS that have already been built within Southampton in recent years.
Southampton will soon hold the title of FLATS capital of the UK.
I think this has to be put into perspective.
Wherever you go in this country (and abroad) any waterside/city centre development will have a concentration of flats and apartments.
In Liverpool, for example, all the waterside/city centre redevelopment there has focussed on flats and a further 23,000 flats/apartments, including 50 storey blocks and 4 large hotels, are planned for their much vaunted Liverpool Waters development.
Closer to home, the Gunwharf development at Portsmouth has had to be financed by providing living accommodation a similar format to Woolston.
Not saying this is to everyone's taste but a fact of life.
[quote][p][bold]in search of the truth[/bold] wrote: What a marvelous development, I don't think. Purely FLATS, FLATS, FLATS, FLATS and more FLATS followed by even more FLATS to add to all the FLATS that have already been built within Southampton in recent years. Southampton will soon hold the title of FLATS capital of the UK.[/p][/quote]I think this has to be put into perspective. Wherever you go in this country (and abroad) any waterside/city centre development will have a concentration of flats and apartments. In Liverpool, for example, all the waterside/city centre redevelopment there has focussed on flats and a further 23,000 flats/apartments, including 50 storey blocks and 4 large hotels, are planned for their much vaunted Liverpool Waters development. Closer to home, the Gunwharf development at Portsmouth has had to be financed by providing living accommodation a similar format to Woolston. Not saying this is to everyone's taste but a fact of life. phil maccavity

10:58am Sat 28 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

A bit better than a bog ridden, bleak treeless landscape with wind breaking cattle poluting the atmosphere, and dead ponies in the road, which is my current vision of the New Forest, everything is in the eye of the beholder, whether it be a 21st Century modern slum, or a so called beauty spot!
A bit better than a bog ridden, bleak treeless landscape with wind breaking cattle poluting the atmosphere, and dead ponies in the road, which is my current vision of the New Forest, everything is in the eye of the beholder, whether it be a 21st Century modern slum, or a so called beauty spot! OSPREYSAINT

11:03am Sat 28 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

miltonarcher wrote:
I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.
Get a dictionary, it may help your sense of unfulfillment!
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.[/p][/quote]Get a dictionary, it may help your sense of unfulfillment! OSPREYSAINT

11:03am Sat 28 Dec 13

THEKILLER says...

phil maccavity wrote:
in search of the truth wrote:
What a marvelous development, I don't think.
Purely FLATS, FLATS, FLATS, FLATS and more FLATS followed by even more FLATS to add to all the FLATS that have already been built within Southampton in recent years.
Southampton will soon hold the title of FLATS capital of the UK.
I think this has to be put into perspective.
Wherever you go in this country (and abroad) any waterside/city centre development will have a concentration of flats and apartments.
In Liverpool, for example, all the waterside/city centre redevelopment there has focussed on flats and a further 23,000 flats/apartments, including 50 storey blocks and 4 large hotels, are planned for their much vaunted Liverpool Waters development.
Closer to home, the Gunwharf development at Portsmouth has had to be financed by providing living accommodation a similar format to Woolston.
Not saying this is to everyone's taste but a fact of life.
Wow more flats, shops, restaurants . At least in Liverpool & Gunwharf there are reasons to go ie the historic dockyard
[quote][p][bold]phil maccavity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]in search of the truth[/bold] wrote: What a marvelous development, I don't think. Purely FLATS, FLATS, FLATS, FLATS and more FLATS followed by even more FLATS to add to all the FLATS that have already been built within Southampton in recent years. Southampton will soon hold the title of FLATS capital of the UK.[/p][/quote]I think this has to be put into perspective. Wherever you go in this country (and abroad) any waterside/city centre development will have a concentration of flats and apartments. In Liverpool, for example, all the waterside/city centre redevelopment there has focussed on flats and a further 23,000 flats/apartments, including 50 storey blocks and 4 large hotels, are planned for their much vaunted Liverpool Waters development. Closer to home, the Gunwharf development at Portsmouth has had to be financed by providing living accommodation a similar format to Woolston. Not saying this is to everyone's taste but a fact of life.[/p][/quote]Wow more flats, shops, restaurants . At least in Liverpool & Gunwharf there are reasons to go ie the historic dockyard THEKILLER

11:03am Sat 28 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Datarater wrote:
Where are the yachts?
Where is the Ice Rink?
[quote][p][bold]Datarater[/bold] wrote: Where are the yachts?[/p][/quote]Where is the Ice Rink? OSPREYSAINT

11:04am Sat 28 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

issacchunt wrote:
Already parking issues and not any where near completed.
Sell the car get a bike.
[quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: Already parking issues and not any where near completed.[/p][/quote]Sell the car get a bike. OSPREYSAINT

11:07am Sat 28 Dec 13

repcosy says...

Are they putting a beach in?
Are they putting a beach in? repcosy

11:08am Sat 28 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Who is going to mention homes for the Bulgars and Roumanians, they will have to live somewhere when the flood gates open?
Who is going to mention homes for the Bulgars and Roumanians, they will have to live somewhere when the flood gates open? OSPREYSAINT

11:09am Sat 28 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

repcosy wrote:
Are they putting a beach in?
No just some sand to absorb the dog poo.
[quote][p][bold]repcosy[/bold] wrote: Are they putting a beach in?[/p][/quote]No just some sand to absorb the dog poo. OSPREYSAINT

11:13am Sat 28 Dec 13

Linesman says...

in search of the truth wrote:
What a marvelous development, I don't think.
Purely FLATS, FLATS, FLATS, FLATS and more FLATS followed by even more FLATS to add to all the FLATS that have already been built within Southampton in recent years.
Southampton will soon hold the title of FLATS capital of the UK.
I am sure that there are many people who are living in rooms who would prefer to live in flats.

I am sure that many people who complain about flats, are people who already have a home of their own, and don't give a toss about others.

I am sure that many people who complain about flats, would be the same people who would be protesting if council houses were built on green field sites.

There are many people who want a home of their own, and would be happy to have the opportunity to buy a flat. It is up to the city planners to see that, when the flats are built, the necessary amenities are also provided.
[quote][p][bold]in search of the truth[/bold] wrote: What a marvelous development, I don't think. Purely FLATS, FLATS, FLATS, FLATS and more FLATS followed by even more FLATS to add to all the FLATS that have already been built within Southampton in recent years. Southampton will soon hold the title of FLATS capital of the UK.[/p][/quote]I am sure that there are many people who are living in rooms who would prefer to live in flats. I am sure that many people who complain about flats, are people who already have a home of their own, and don't give a toss about others. I am sure that many people who complain about flats, would be the same people who would be protesting if council houses were built on green field sites. There are many people who want a home of their own, and would be happy to have the opportunity to buy a flat. It is up to the city planners to see that, when the flats are built, the necessary amenities are also provided. Linesman

11:23am Sat 28 Dec 13

pyan says...

miltonarcher wrote:
I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.
Do you live down here? If not, try commenting on an issue you may possibly know something about...
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.[/p][/quote]Do you live down here? If not, try commenting on an issue you may possibly know something about... pyan

11:30am Sat 28 Dec 13

Linesman says...

THEKILLER wrote:
phil maccavity wrote:
in search of the truth wrote:
What a marvelous development, I don't think.
Purely FLATS, FLATS, FLATS, FLATS and more FLATS followed by even more FLATS to add to all the FLATS that have already been built within Southampton in recent years.
Southampton will soon hold the title of FLATS capital of the UK.
I think this has to be put into perspective.
Wherever you go in this country (and abroad) any waterside/city centre development will have a concentration of flats and apartments.
In Liverpool, for example, all the waterside/city centre redevelopment there has focussed on flats and a further 23,000 flats/apartments, including 50 storey blocks and 4 large hotels, are planned for their much vaunted Liverpool Waters development.
Closer to home, the Gunwharf development at Portsmouth has had to be financed by providing living accommodation a similar format to Woolston.
Not saying this is to everyone's taste but a fact of life.
Wow more flats, shops, restaurants . At least in Liverpool & Gunwharf there are reasons to go ie the historic dockyard
What about Docklands?

That was one of London's most deprived areas, but now it is a very sought-after location.
[quote][p][bold]THEKILLER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]phil maccavity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]in search of the truth[/bold] wrote: What a marvelous development, I don't think. Purely FLATS, FLATS, FLATS, FLATS and more FLATS followed by even more FLATS to add to all the FLATS that have already been built within Southampton in recent years. Southampton will soon hold the title of FLATS capital of the UK.[/p][/quote]I think this has to be put into perspective. Wherever you go in this country (and abroad) any waterside/city centre development will have a concentration of flats and apartments. In Liverpool, for example, all the waterside/city centre redevelopment there has focussed on flats and a further 23,000 flats/apartments, including 50 storey blocks and 4 large hotels, are planned for their much vaunted Liverpool Waters development. Closer to home, the Gunwharf development at Portsmouth has had to be financed by providing living accommodation a similar format to Woolston. Not saying this is to everyone's taste but a fact of life.[/p][/quote]Wow more flats, shops, restaurants . At least in Liverpool & Gunwharf there are reasons to go ie the historic dockyard[/p][/quote]What about Docklands? That was one of London's most deprived areas, but now it is a very sought-after location. Linesman

11:42am Sat 28 Dec 13

andysaints007 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.
Get a dictionary, it may help your sense of unfulfillment!
You know have a sad life when the best you can do is knock someones comprehension!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.[/p][/quote]Get a dictionary, it may help your sense of unfulfillment![/p][/quote]You know have a sad life when the best you can do is knock someones comprehension! andysaints007

11:44am Sat 28 Dec 13

andysaints007 says...

Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then!
Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then! andysaints007

12:16pm Sat 28 Dec 13

miltonarcher says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.
Get a dictionary, it may help your sense of unfulfillment!
Get a life ar$ewipe, mind you, I guess for you checking through all the posts and highlighting typo's is the highlight of your lonely life.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.[/p][/quote]Get a dictionary, it may help your sense of unfulfillment![/p][/quote]Get a life ar$ewipe, mind you, I guess for you checking through all the posts and highlighting typo's is the highlight of your lonely life. miltonarcher

12:23pm Sat 28 Dec 13

miltonarcher says...

pyan wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.
Do you live down here? If not, try commenting on an issue you may possibly know something about...
I do know about the importance of regenerating brownfield sites. I do know about the importance of affordable housing. I do know about the importance of thinking things through before posting negative rubbish, try it for 2014, you might find your life will improve and you won't feel miserable all the time. Glad to have helped old son.
[quote][p][bold]pyan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.[/p][/quote]Do you live down here? If not, try commenting on an issue you may possibly know something about...[/p][/quote]I do know about the importance of regenerating brownfield sites. I do know about the importance of affordable housing. I do know about the importance of thinking things through before posting negative rubbish, try it for 2014, you might find your life will improve and you won't feel miserable all the time. Glad to have helped old son. miltonarcher

12:30pm Sat 28 Dec 13

03alpe01 says...

When someone who is not from the Daily Echo or Southampton City/Flats Council finds pictures of blocks of flats eye catching, please let me know
When someone who is not from the Daily Echo or Southampton City/Flats Council finds pictures of blocks of flats eye catching, please let me know 03alpe01

12:36pm Sat 28 Dec 13

st1halo says...

andysaints007 wrote:
Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then!
I'd like to see a theme park called 'Traffic Light World' built there. You could drive around and every 50 yards get stopped by some traffic lights.

oh, sorry we already have one here.

How about a Tesco? Haven't had a new one for a while.
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then![/p][/quote]I'd like to see a theme park called 'Traffic Light World' built there. You could drive around and every 50 yards get stopped by some traffic lights. oh, sorry we already have one here. How about a Tesco? Haven't had a new one for a while. st1halo

12:37pm Sat 28 Dec 13

miltonarcher says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Who is going to mention homes for the Bulgars and Roumanians, they will have to live somewhere when the flood gates open?
Ha ha ha . Thing is, if you are going to play the pedantic card and point out every little typo, you then have to ensure everything you post is spot on, otherwise it makes you look like a complete kn0b.

Floodgates is one word. And I guess you can't spell Bulgarians or Romanians.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Who is going to mention homes for the Bulgars and Roumanians, they will have to live somewhere when the flood gates open?[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha . Thing is, if you are going to play the pedantic card and point out every little typo, you then have to ensure everything you post is spot on, otherwise it makes you look like a complete kn0b. Floodgates is one word. And I guess you can't spell Bulgarians or Romanians. miltonarcher

12:45pm Sat 28 Dec 13

03alpe01 says...

in search of the truth wrote:
What a marvelous development, I don't think.
Purely FLATS, FLATS, FLATS, FLATS and more FLATS followed by even more FLATS to add to all the FLATS that have already been built within Southampton in recent years.
Southampton will soon hold the title of FLATS capital of the UK.
It already is!
[quote][p][bold]in search of the truth[/bold] wrote: What a marvelous development, I don't think. Purely FLATS, FLATS, FLATS, FLATS and more FLATS followed by even more FLATS to add to all the FLATS that have already been built within Southampton in recent years. Southampton will soon hold the title of FLATS capital of the UK.[/p][/quote]It already is! 03alpe01

12:46pm Sat 28 Dec 13

03alpe01 says...

andysaints007 wrote:
Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then!
I know! AN ICE RINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then![/p][/quote]I know! AN ICE RINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!! 03alpe01

12:56pm Sat 28 Dec 13

st1halo says...

andysaints007 wrote:
Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then!
How about a shipyard? We could build some ships there. It's right by the water!
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then![/p][/quote]How about a shipyard? We could build some ships there. It's right by the water! st1halo

1:02pm Sat 28 Dec 13

st1halo says...

st1halo wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then!
How about a shipyard? We could build some ships there. It's right by the water!
Rivet.
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then![/p][/quote]How about a shipyard? We could build some ships there. It's right by the water![/p][/quote]Rivet. st1halo

1:10pm Sat 28 Dec 13

phil maccavity says...

03alpe01 wrote:
in search of the truth wrote:
What a marvelous development, I don't think.
Purely FLATS, FLATS, FLATS, FLATS and more FLATS followed by even more FLATS to add to all the FLATS that have already been built within Southampton in recent years.
Southampton will soon hold the title of FLATS capital of the UK.
It already is!
Actually Southampton has quite a low density of high rise accommodation within its city boundaries than most large UK cities
Apart from the area around the University it also has quite a low ratio of converted houses (into flats) mainly because there were relatively few large houses built in Victorian and Edwardian times
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]in search of the truth[/bold] wrote: What a marvelous development, I don't think. Purely FLATS, FLATS, FLATS, FLATS and more FLATS followed by even more FLATS to add to all the FLATS that have already been built within Southampton in recent years. Southampton will soon hold the title of FLATS capital of the UK.[/p][/quote]It already is![/p][/quote]Actually Southampton has quite a low density of high rise accommodation within its city boundaries than most large UK cities Apart from the area around the University it also has quite a low ratio of converted houses (into flats) mainly because there were relatively few large houses built in Victorian and Edwardian times phil maccavity

1:43pm Sat 28 Dec 13

issacchunt says...

andysaints007 wrote:
Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then!
not negative at all, great to see flats that are not for students being built but there are already parking issues and the council have a policy of not enough parking for the residents. This always causes conflict once built, the developer loves it as more flats on less parking space.

360 flats in Swaythling with no parking, 1600 properties with 1200 spaces at Vospers, public transport getting cut so the need for the car is greater each day. No public transport will get me to work with equipment at 5am so what choice have I?

Really pleased people will get new homes plus social housing has been put on site but we cannot ignore the forthcoming parking issues. The council happily create problems and then install a revenue raising permit system to try and appease everyone but 1200 won't go into 1600 and many home will have to cars etc due to having large mortgages and the need to work.

there are not enough jobs locally to create a vision of walkers and cyclists.
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then![/p][/quote]not negative at all, great to see flats that are not for students being built but there are already parking issues and the council have a policy of not enough parking for the residents. This always causes conflict once built, the developer loves it as more flats on less parking space. 360 flats in Swaythling with no parking, 1600 properties with 1200 spaces at Vospers, public transport getting cut so the need for the car is greater each day. No public transport will get me to work with equipment at 5am so what choice have I? Really pleased people will get new homes plus social housing has been put on site but we cannot ignore the forthcoming parking issues. The council happily create problems and then install a revenue raising permit system to try and appease everyone but 1200 won't go into 1600 and many home will have to cars etc due to having large mortgages and the need to work. there are not enough jobs locally to create a vision of walkers and cyclists. issacchunt

1:45pm Sat 28 Dec 13

issacchunt says...

issacchunt wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then!
not negative at all, great to see flats that are not for students being built but there are already parking issues and the council have a policy of not enough parking for the residents. This always causes conflict once built, the developer loves it as more flats on less parking space.

360 flats in Swaythling with no parking, 1600 properties with 1200 spaces at Vospers, public transport getting cut so the need for the car is greater each day. No public transport will get me to work with equipment at 5am so what choice have I?

Really pleased people will get new homes plus social housing has been put on site but we cannot ignore the forthcoming parking issues. The council happily create problems and then install a revenue raising permit system to try and appease everyone but 1200 won't go into 1600 and many home will have to cars etc due to having large mortgages and the need to work.

there are not enough jobs locally to create a vision of walkers and cyclists.
appalling use of English, sorry to all intelligent readers, "homes" and "two" to spot a couple!
[quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then![/p][/quote]not negative at all, great to see flats that are not for students being built but there are already parking issues and the council have a policy of not enough parking for the residents. This always causes conflict once built, the developer loves it as more flats on less parking space. 360 flats in Swaythling with no parking, 1600 properties with 1200 spaces at Vospers, public transport getting cut so the need for the car is greater each day. No public transport will get me to work with equipment at 5am so what choice have I? Really pleased people will get new homes plus social housing has been put on site but we cannot ignore the forthcoming parking issues. The council happily create problems and then install a revenue raising permit system to try and appease everyone but 1200 won't go into 1600 and many home will have to cars etc due to having large mortgages and the need to work. there are not enough jobs locally to create a vision of walkers and cyclists.[/p][/quote]appalling use of English, sorry to all intelligent readers, "homes" and "two" to spot a couple! issacchunt

1:51pm Sat 28 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

miltonarcher wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Who is going to mention homes for the Bulgars and Roumanians, they will have to live somewhere when the flood gates open?
Ha ha ha . Thing is, if you are going to play the pedantic card and point out every little typo, you then have to ensure everything you post is spot on, otherwise it makes you look like a complete kn0b.

Floodgates is one word. And I guess you can't spell Bulgarians or Romanians.
Yes, but where would the fun come from if there weren't any errors to correct?
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Who is going to mention homes for the Bulgars and Roumanians, they will have to live somewhere when the flood gates open?[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha . Thing is, if you are going to play the pedantic card and point out every little typo, you then have to ensure everything you post is spot on, otherwise it makes you look like a complete kn0b. Floodgates is one word. And I guess you can't spell Bulgarians or Romanians.[/p][/quote]Yes, but where would the fun come from if there weren't any errors to correct? OSPREYSAINT

1:57pm Sat 28 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

miltonarcher wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.
Get a dictionary, it may help your sense of unfulfillment!
Get a life ar$ewipe, mind you, I guess for you checking through all the posts and highlighting typo's is the highlight of your lonely life.
Thanks for that, I always appreciate it when you bite back. I make lots of errors, probably more than most, sometimes deliberate, other times not, proof reading is not one of my best traits, but it is mostly harmeless teasing, just lighten up a bit and join in, life is too short to be grumpy all of the time.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.[/p][/quote]Get a dictionary, it may help your sense of unfulfillment![/p][/quote]Get a life ar$ewipe, mind you, I guess for you checking through all the posts and highlighting typo's is the highlight of your lonely life.[/p][/quote]Thanks for that, I always appreciate it when you bite back. I make lots of errors, probably more than most, sometimes deliberate, other times not, proof reading is not one of my best traits, but it is mostly harmeless teasing, just lighten up a bit and join in, life is too short to be grumpy all of the time. OSPREYSAINT

1:59pm Sat 28 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

andysaints007 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.
Get a dictionary, it may help your sense of unfulfillment!
You know have a sad life when the best you can do is knock someones comprehension!
Only teasing, nothing sinister intended, no harm in it, if you have a little bit of a sense of humour.
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.[/p][/quote]Get a dictionary, it may help your sense of unfulfillment![/p][/quote]You know have a sad life when the best you can do is knock someones comprehension![/p][/quote]Only teasing, nothing sinister intended, no harm in it, if you have a little bit of a sense of humour. OSPREYSAINT

2:03pm Sat 28 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

st1halo wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then!
How about a shipyard? We could build some ships there. It's right by the water!
What goes around, comes around they say, perhaps one day the UK may get around to be doing what is was once very good at, but not in my lifetime I fear, wouldn't it be great if another motor car manufacturer could take over the Fords facility and start a production line again?
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then![/p][/quote]How about a shipyard? We could build some ships there. It's right by the water![/p][/quote]What goes around, comes around they say, perhaps one day the UK may get around to be doing what is was once very good at, but not in my lifetime I fear, wouldn't it be great if another motor car manufacturer could take over the Fords facility and start a production line again? OSPREYSAINT

2:04pm Sat 28 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

issacchunt wrote:
issacchunt wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then!
not negative at all, great to see flats that are not for students being built but there are already parking issues and the council have a policy of not enough parking for the residents. This always causes conflict once built, the developer loves it as more flats on less parking space.

360 flats in Swaythling with no parking, 1600 properties with 1200 spaces at Vospers, public transport getting cut so the need for the car is greater each day. No public transport will get me to work with equipment at 5am so what choice have I?

Really pleased people will get new homes plus social housing has been put on site but we cannot ignore the forthcoming parking issues. The council happily create problems and then install a revenue raising permit system to try and appease everyone but 1200 won't go into 1600 and many home will have to cars etc due to having large mortgages and the need to work.

there are not enough jobs locally to create a vision of walkers and cyclists.
appalling use of English, sorry to all intelligent readers, "homes" and "two" to spot a couple!
Intelligent readers on here? It takes one to find one, do you know any?
[quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then![/p][/quote]not negative at all, great to see flats that are not for students being built but there are already parking issues and the council have a policy of not enough parking for the residents. This always causes conflict once built, the developer loves it as more flats on less parking space. 360 flats in Swaythling with no parking, 1600 properties with 1200 spaces at Vospers, public transport getting cut so the need for the car is greater each day. No public transport will get me to work with equipment at 5am so what choice have I? Really pleased people will get new homes plus social housing has been put on site but we cannot ignore the forthcoming parking issues. The council happily create problems and then install a revenue raising permit system to try and appease everyone but 1200 won't go into 1600 and many home will have to cars etc due to having large mortgages and the need to work. there are not enough jobs locally to create a vision of walkers and cyclists.[/p][/quote]appalling use of English, sorry to all intelligent readers, "homes" and "two" to spot a couple![/p][/quote]Intelligent readers on here? It takes one to find one, do you know any? OSPREYSAINT

2:09pm Sat 28 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

andysaints007 wrote:
Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then!
I would have loved to have seen a large Transport Museum and Exhibition site to accomodate the Boat Show and many other events, but then I spend a lot of time in a World of my own these days, getting older and dafter by the minute.
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then![/p][/quote]I would have loved to have seen a large Transport Museum and Exhibition site to accomodate the Boat Show and many other events, but then I spend a lot of time in a World of my own these days, getting older and dafter by the minute. OSPREYSAINT

2:34pm Sat 28 Dec 13

03alpe01 says...

Parking is a real issue here. Apparently you get 1/3rd of a parking space per flat. Does the Council care about this? Not in the slightest. All you will ever get from them is all this 'investment in the City' baloney in a very dull robotic voice. Let's hypothetically say that you were looking to move here with your partner and you both had a car because you both lived a distance away from work. You would have 1/3rd of a space to fit 2 cars in.

This development means you cant properly move around Woolston as all you feel are just flats, flats, and more flats with no room to move. As long as flats are built, Southampton Flats Council won't care what problems arise. This lot would happily sell their soul to a flats developer.

I can't wait for the usual Southampton Dictionary either. Bring on the 'luxury Morrisons' and the 'landmark McDonalds' quotes that will surely arise at some stage. Oh, and another area of Southampton to have more restaurants. Soon, Southampton will be nothing but swarms of flats, with nothing to do or see apart from shops, bars, restaurants and cinemas. Boring!
Parking is a real issue here. Apparently you get 1/3rd of a parking space per flat. Does the Council care about this? Not in the slightest. All you will ever get from them is all this 'investment in the City' baloney in a very dull robotic voice. Let's hypothetically say that you were looking to move here with your partner and you both had a car because you both lived a distance away from work. You would have 1/3rd of a space to fit 2 cars in. This development means you cant properly move around Woolston as all you feel are just flats, flats, and more flats with no room to move. As long as flats are built, Southampton Flats Council won't care what problems arise. This lot would happily sell their soul to a flats developer. I can't wait for the usual Southampton Dictionary either. Bring on the 'luxury Morrisons' and the 'landmark McDonalds' quotes that will surely arise at some stage. Oh, and another area of Southampton to have more restaurants. Soon, Southampton will be nothing but swarms of flats, with nothing to do or see apart from shops, bars, restaurants and cinemas. Boring! 03alpe01

2:38pm Sat 28 Dec 13

issacchunt says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
issacchunt wrote:
issacchunt wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then!
not negative at all, great to see flats that are not for students being built but there are already parking issues and the council have a policy of not enough parking for the residents. This always causes conflict once built, the developer loves it as more flats on less parking space.

360 flats in Swaythling with no parking, 1600 properties with 1200 spaces at Vospers, public transport getting cut so the need for the car is greater each day. No public transport will get me to work with equipment at 5am so what choice have I?

Really pleased people will get new homes plus social housing has been put on site but we cannot ignore the forthcoming parking issues. The council happily create problems and then install a revenue raising permit system to try and appease everyone but 1200 won't go into 1600 and many home will have to cars etc due to having large mortgages and the need to work.

there are not enough jobs locally to create a vision of walkers and cyclists.
appalling use of English, sorry to all intelligent readers, "homes" and "two" to spot a couple!
Intelligent readers on here? It takes one to find one, do you know any?
Good point well made and no!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then![/p][/quote]not negative at all, great to see flats that are not for students being built but there are already parking issues and the council have a policy of not enough parking for the residents. This always causes conflict once built, the developer loves it as more flats on less parking space. 360 flats in Swaythling with no parking, 1600 properties with 1200 spaces at Vospers, public transport getting cut so the need for the car is greater each day. No public transport will get me to work with equipment at 5am so what choice have I? Really pleased people will get new homes plus social housing has been put on site but we cannot ignore the forthcoming parking issues. The council happily create problems and then install a revenue raising permit system to try and appease everyone but 1200 won't go into 1600 and many home will have to cars etc due to having large mortgages and the need to work. there are not enough jobs locally to create a vision of walkers and cyclists.[/p][/quote]appalling use of English, sorry to all intelligent readers, "homes" and "two" to spot a couple![/p][/quote]Intelligent readers on here? It takes one to find one, do you know any?[/p][/quote]Good point well made and no! issacchunt

2:51pm Sat 28 Dec 13

crazyoldman says...

Where's the Tesco Express going to be? I should think this development will need at least three and maybe an Asda for the more upmarket shopper.
Where's the Tesco Express going to be? I should think this development will need at least three and maybe an Asda for the more upmarket shopper. crazyoldman

3:01pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Looks great but where is the Docklands Light Railway a Bridge would be a must to Link up a Circular Rail Link to Southampton!
Looks great but where is the Docklands Light Railway a Bridge would be a must to Link up a Circular Rail Link to Southampton! Fatty x Ford Worker

3:18pm Sat 28 Dec 13

loosehead says...

when the plans for this development were first submitted & approved it was by a Labour/Lib council & had far more flats than it will now have.
Under a Tory council the locals were listened to & after talks with the developer the amount of flats were cut back & as planning consent had already been given the developer didn't need to do this.
but we had Williams & another Labour councillors out on marches protesting at this development & blaming the Tories so shifting the blame from LaB/LIBs.
I hope the social housing part of this development are all one bedroomed flats so people wanting to downsize can do just that?
or isn't that the case?
Surely anyone living this close to town isn't going to drive into town are they?
when the plans for this development were first submitted & approved it was by a Labour/Lib council & had far more flats than it will now have. Under a Tory council the locals were listened to & after talks with the developer the amount of flats were cut back & as planning consent had already been given the developer didn't need to do this. but we had Williams & another Labour councillors out on marches protesting at this development & blaming the Tories so shifting the blame from LaB/LIBs. I hope the social housing part of this development are all one bedroomed flats so people wanting to downsize can do just that? or isn't that the case? Surely anyone living this close to town isn't going to drive into town are they? loosehead

3:23pm Sat 28 Dec 13

dadofmy3sons says...

Whatever gets built in Woolston is going to be wrong by somebody.
BUT
Everyone knows that Woolston died when the Itchen Bridge got built.
It is not going to suddenly liven up just because a load more people live there in their flats.
It is a problem in Southampton to find somewhere to live and anyone who says we don't need more flats then I suggest you take a good look at house prices and availability and make a proper suggestion as to where the problem can be solved.
And before everyone starts, bear in mind wherever you suggest there will be at least two Nimby's, if not more.
I wouldn't want to be a housing planner in this city, so many negatives and nimby's.
No one wants a retaurant or a cinema or a nightclub or a casino or more shops.
BUT
Everyone wants something, they just don't know what!
Whatever gets built in Woolston is going to be wrong by somebody. BUT Everyone knows that Woolston died when the Itchen Bridge got built. It is not going to suddenly liven up just because a load more people live there in their flats. It is a problem in Southampton to find somewhere to live and anyone who says we don't need more flats then I suggest you take a good look at house prices and availability and make a proper suggestion as to where the problem can be solved. And before everyone starts, bear in mind wherever you suggest there will be at least two Nimby's, if not more. I wouldn't want to be a housing planner in this city, so many negatives and nimby's. No one wants a retaurant or a cinema or a nightclub or a casino or more shops. BUT Everyone wants something, they just don't know what! dadofmy3sons

3:29pm Sat 28 Dec 13

miltonarcher says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.
Get a dictionary, it may help your sense of unfulfillment!
Get a life ar$ewipe, mind you, I guess for you checking through all the posts and highlighting typo's is the highlight of your lonely life.
Thanks for that, I always appreciate it when you bite back. I make lots of errors, probably more than most, sometimes deliberate, other times not, proof reading is not one of my best traits, but it is mostly harmeless teasing, just lighten up a bit and join in, life is too short to be grumpy all of the time.
Interesting character trait, making deliberate errors. Are you getting adequate support from your local Care in the Community centre?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.[/p][/quote]Get a dictionary, it may help your sense of unfulfillment![/p][/quote]Get a life ar$ewipe, mind you, I guess for you checking through all the posts and highlighting typo's is the highlight of your lonely life.[/p][/quote]Thanks for that, I always appreciate it when you bite back. I make lots of errors, probably more than most, sometimes deliberate, other times not, proof reading is not one of my best traits, but it is mostly harmeless teasing, just lighten up a bit and join in, life is too short to be grumpy all of the time.[/p][/quote]Interesting character trait, making deliberate errors. Are you getting adequate support from your local Care in the Community centre? miltonarcher

3:35pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Who is going to mention homes for the Bulgars and Roumanians, they will have to live somewhere when the flood gates open?
Ha ha ha . Thing is, if you are going to play the pedantic card and point out every little typo, you then have to ensure everything you post is spot on, otherwise it makes you look like a complete kn0b.

Floodgates is one word. And I guess you can't spell Bulgarians or Romanians.
Yes, but where would the fun come from if there weren't any errors to correct?
Going to be a Eastern Europeans play ground now where is the Local Rock and Roll Office!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Who is going to mention homes for the Bulgars and Roumanians, they will have to live somewhere when the flood gates open?[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha . Thing is, if you are going to play the pedantic card and point out every little typo, you then have to ensure everything you post is spot on, otherwise it makes you look like a complete kn0b. Floodgates is one word. And I guess you can't spell Bulgarians or Romanians.[/p][/quote]Yes, but where would the fun come from if there weren't any errors to correct?[/p][/quote]Going to be a Eastern Europeans play ground now where is the Local Rock and Roll Office! Fatty x Ford Worker

3:56pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Graeme Harrison says...

miltonarcher wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.
Get a dictionary, it may help your sense of unfulfillment!
Get a life ar$ewipe, mind you, I guess for you checking through all the posts and highlighting typo's is the highlight of your lonely life.
"typo's" - priceless!
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.[/p][/quote]Get a dictionary, it may help your sense of unfulfillment![/p][/quote]Get a life ar$ewipe, mind you, I guess for you checking through all the posts and highlighting typo's is the highlight of your lonely life.[/p][/quote]"typo's" - priceless! Graeme Harrison

4:15pm Sat 28 Dec 13

st1halo says...

I'd like to see a one way street starting from the Southampton City Councillors Car Park down to the water's edge at this location. To justify the £500m we could put fancy pavements down the sides, traffic lights every 10 yards, no parking double yellows of course, not forgetting a "landmark" Poundland along the way. Even better if we can toll it! The surrounding sea area would have high mounted parking meters, monitored 24hrs a day.
I'd like to see a one way street starting from the Southampton City Councillors Car Park down to the water's edge at this location. To justify the £500m we could put fancy pavements down the sides, traffic lights every 10 yards, no parking double yellows of course, not forgetting a "landmark" Poundland along the way. Even better if we can toll it! The surrounding sea area would have high mounted parking meters, monitored 24hrs a day. st1halo

4:49pm Sat 28 Dec 13

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
st1halo wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then!
How about a shipyard? We could build some ships there. It's right by the water!
What goes around, comes around they say, perhaps one day the UK may get around to be doing what is was once very good at, but not in my lifetime I fear, wouldn't it be great if another motor car manufacturer could take over the Fords facility and start a production line again?
another flat complex for eastern europeans i hear ,no industry wanted.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then![/p][/quote]How about a shipyard? We could build some ships there. It's right by the water![/p][/quote]What goes around, comes around they say, perhaps one day the UK may get around to be doing what is was once very good at, but not in my lifetime I fear, wouldn't it be great if another motor car manufacturer could take over the Fords facility and start a production line again?[/p][/quote]another flat complex for eastern europeans i hear ,no industry wanted. WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.

5:05pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Bingo from Sholing says...

The Council and trade unions did little to protect Woolston shipbuilding, It is hard to get excited about more flats where men and women used to develop and use priceless skills. We know the government at the time valued Portsmouth votes more than those of Southampton. The present government now values Scottish votes more that Portsmouth ones. My family of 3 generations worked at "Thornies", and it is a very sore point as far as I am concerned. The boys and girls in my school had skills that could only be derived from quality manufacturing and training. And all we could hear from politicians was "...this is metal bashing", and what we need are "service industries". I am sorry but it is all too hurtful.
The Council and trade unions did little to protect Woolston shipbuilding, It is hard to get excited about more flats where men and women used to develop and use priceless skills. We know the government at the time valued Portsmouth votes more than those of Southampton. The present government now values Scottish votes more that Portsmouth ones. My family of 3 generations worked at "Thornies", and it is a very sore point as far as I am concerned. The boys and girls in my school had skills that could only be derived from quality manufacturing and training. And all we could hear from politicians was "...this is metal bashing", and what we need are "service industries". I am sorry but it is all too hurtful. Bingo from Sholing

5:37pm Sat 28 Dec 13

mike coll says...

I suggest where is the area for industry, any industry, good point raised re schools, none close, An artists impression always makes things look great but in 15-30 years the problems will arise and in 40 years they will be thinking about knocking them down. I will never live there nor do I need to think about living there but I pity those that will and already do inhabit these hutches.
I suggest where is the area for industry, any industry, good point raised re schools, none close, An artists impression always makes things look great but in 15-30 years the problems will arise and in 40 years they will be thinking about knocking them down. I will never live there nor do I need to think about living there but I pity those that will and already do inhabit these hutches. mike coll

6:44pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Hieronymus says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Who is going to mention homes for the Bulgars and Roumanians, they will have to live somewhere when the flood gates open?
Like the Poles, they'll probably hardworking and loyal employees. Give them a few years and some will be able to afford to buy one of these apartments.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Who is going to mention homes for the Bulgars and Roumanians, they will have to live somewhere when the flood gates open?[/p][/quote]Like the Poles, they'll probably hardworking and loyal employees. Give them a few years and some will be able to afford to buy one of these apartments. Hieronymus

7:18pm Sat 28 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

miltonarcher wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.
Get a dictionary, it may help your sense of unfulfillment!
Get a life ar$ewipe, mind you, I guess for you checking through all the posts and highlighting typo's is the highlight of your lonely life.
Thanks for that, I always appreciate it when you bite back. I make lots of errors, probably more than most, sometimes deliberate, other times not, proof reading is not one of my best traits, but it is mostly harmeless teasing, just lighten up a bit and join in, life is too short to be grumpy all of the time.
Interesting character trait, making deliberate errors. Are you getting adequate support from your local Care in the Community centre?
I think you have a more serious problems that any that I have. I ask for no help from anyone and I expect none.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.[/p][/quote]Get a dictionary, it may help your sense of unfulfillment![/p][/quote]Get a life ar$ewipe, mind you, I guess for you checking through all the posts and highlighting typo's is the highlight of your lonely life.[/p][/quote]Thanks for that, I always appreciate it when you bite back. I make lots of errors, probably more than most, sometimes deliberate, other times not, proof reading is not one of my best traits, but it is mostly harmeless teasing, just lighten up a bit and join in, life is too short to be grumpy all of the time.[/p][/quote]Interesting character trait, making deliberate errors. Are you getting adequate support from your local Care in the Community centre?[/p][/quote]I think you have a more serious problems that any that I have. I ask for no help from anyone and I expect none. OSPREYSAINT

7:23pm Sat 28 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

issacchunt wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
issacchunt wrote:
issacchunt wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then!
not negative at all, great to see flats that are not for students being built but there are already parking issues and the council have a policy of not enough parking for the residents. This always causes conflict once built, the developer loves it as more flats on less parking space.

360 flats in Swaythling with no parking, 1600 properties with 1200 spaces at Vospers, public transport getting cut so the need for the car is greater each day. No public transport will get me to work with equipment at 5am so what choice have I?

Really pleased people will get new homes plus social housing has been put on site but we cannot ignore the forthcoming parking issues. The council happily create problems and then install a revenue raising permit system to try and appease everyone but 1200 won't go into 1600 and many home will have to cars etc due to having large mortgages and the need to work.

there are not enough jobs locally to create a vision of walkers and cyclists.
appalling use of English, sorry to all intelligent readers, "homes" and "two" to spot a couple!
Intelligent readers on here? It takes one to find one, do you know any?
Good point well made and no!
That's the smart answer!
[quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then![/p][/quote]not negative at all, great to see flats that are not for students being built but there are already parking issues and the council have a policy of not enough parking for the residents. This always causes conflict once built, the developer loves it as more flats on less parking space. 360 flats in Swaythling with no parking, 1600 properties with 1200 spaces at Vospers, public transport getting cut so the need for the car is greater each day. No public transport will get me to work with equipment at 5am so what choice have I? Really pleased people will get new homes plus social housing has been put on site but we cannot ignore the forthcoming parking issues. The council happily create problems and then install a revenue raising permit system to try and appease everyone but 1200 won't go into 1600 and many home will have to cars etc due to having large mortgages and the need to work. there are not enough jobs locally to create a vision of walkers and cyclists.[/p][/quote]appalling use of English, sorry to all intelligent readers, "homes" and "two" to spot a couple![/p][/quote]Intelligent readers on here? It takes one to find one, do you know any?[/p][/quote]Good point well made and no![/p][/quote]That's the smart answer! OSPREYSAINT

8:22pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Inform Al says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
st1halo wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then!
How about a shipyard? We could build some ships there. It's right by the water!
What goes around, comes around they say, perhaps one day the UK may get around to be doing what is was once very good at, but not in my lifetime I fear, wouldn't it be great if another motor car manufacturer could take over the Fords facility and start a production line again?
Unfortunately the EU would only finance another Turkish company to take it out of the EU. They do not like the competition from British car makers.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then![/p][/quote]How about a shipyard? We could build some ships there. It's right by the water![/p][/quote]What goes around, comes around they say, perhaps one day the UK may get around to be doing what is was once very good at, but not in my lifetime I fear, wouldn't it be great if another motor car manufacturer could take over the Fords facility and start a production line again?[/p][/quote]Unfortunately the EU would only finance another Turkish company to take it out of the EU. They do not like the competition from British car makers. Inform Al

8:24pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

ME AVE BEING TO WOOLSTON CAN YOU TELL ME WHERE DO I SIGN ON WITH ME 9 KIDDS LOVE THAT WATERSIDE FLAT A BIT SMALL BUT ITS A FOOT IN DE DOOR IN UK!
ME AVE BEING TO WOOLSTON CAN YOU TELL ME WHERE DO I SIGN ON WITH ME 9 KIDDS LOVE THAT WATERSIDE FLAT A BIT SMALL BUT ITS A FOOT IN DE DOOR IN UK! Fatty x Ford Worker

9:58pm Sat 28 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Inform Al wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
st1halo wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then!
How about a shipyard? We could build some ships there. It's right by the water!
What goes around, comes around they say, perhaps one day the UK may get around to be doing what is was once very good at, but not in my lifetime I fear, wouldn't it be great if another motor car manufacturer could take over the Fords facility and start a production line again?
Unfortunately the EU would only finance another Turkish company to take it out of the EU. They do not like the competition from British car makers.
There were some SAAB bods pottering around the site recently, probably looking to take the robot assembly equipment, but you never know!
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then![/p][/quote]How about a shipyard? We could build some ships there. It's right by the water![/p][/quote]What goes around, comes around they say, perhaps one day the UK may get around to be doing what is was once very good at, but not in my lifetime I fear, wouldn't it be great if another motor car manufacturer could take over the Fords facility and start a production line again?[/p][/quote]Unfortunately the EU would only finance another Turkish company to take it out of the EU. They do not like the competition from British car makers.[/p][/quote]There were some SAAB bods pottering around the site recently, probably looking to take the robot assembly equipment, but you never know! OSPREYSAINT

10:36pm Sat 28 Dec 13

miltonarcher says...

Graeme Harrison wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.
Get a dictionary, it may help your sense of unfulfillment!
Get a life ar$ewipe, mind you, I guess for you checking through all the posts and highlighting typo's is the highlight of your lonely life.
"typo's" - priceless!
Priceless, another sad individual.
[quote][p][bold]Graeme Harrison[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.[/p][/quote]Get a dictionary, it may help your sense of unfulfillment![/p][/quote]Get a life ar$ewipe, mind you, I guess for you checking through all the posts and highlighting typo's is the highlight of your lonely life.[/p][/quote]"typo's" - priceless![/p][/quote]Priceless, another sad individual. miltonarcher

12:03am Sun 29 Dec 13

sj1961 says...

I found an old Southampton map of the 70's and WOOLSTON is on it. Trouble is I'm in Southampton, but cant find woolston. Someone told me it's all been bulldozed and it doesn't exsist anymore. ****!! I had fond memories of that once beautiful place the only place I shopped in this crap city.oh well, I'm looking for woolworths now. I bet some city councellor will tell me THAT doesn't exsist anymore.
I found an old Southampton map of the 70's and WOOLSTON is on it. Trouble is I'm in Southampton, but cant find woolston. Someone told me it's all been bulldozed and it doesn't exsist anymore. ****!! I had fond memories of that once beautiful place the only place I shopped in this crap city.oh well, I'm looking for woolworths now. I bet some city councellor will tell me THAT doesn't exsist anymore. sj1961

12:52am Sun 29 Dec 13

tommo27 says...

sj1961 wrote:
I found an old Southampton map of the 70's and WOOLSTON is on it. Trouble is I'm in Southampton, but cant find woolston. Someone told me it's all been bulldozed and it doesn't exsist anymore. ****!! I had fond memories of that once beautiful place the only place I shopped in this crap city.oh well, I'm looking for woolworths now. I bet some city councellor will tell me THAT doesn't exsist anymore.
If woolston was any good it'd still be thriving.

Ships an tourists coming in to southampton will now visualise (with the development at ocean village) more than just Fawley, mayflower park, a burnt out pier and an ice cream van!

Looks good
[quote][p][bold]sj1961[/bold] wrote: I found an old Southampton map of the 70's and WOOLSTON is on it. Trouble is I'm in Southampton, but cant find woolston. Someone told me it's all been bulldozed and it doesn't exsist anymore. ****!! I had fond memories of that once beautiful place the only place I shopped in this crap city.oh well, I'm looking for woolworths now. I bet some city councellor will tell me THAT doesn't exsist anymore.[/p][/quote]If woolston was any good it'd still be thriving. Ships an tourists coming in to southampton will now visualise (with the development at ocean village) more than just Fawley, mayflower park, a burnt out pier and an ice cream van! Looks good tommo27

8:32am Sun 29 Dec 13

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. says...

issacchunt wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
issacchunt wrote:
issacchunt wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then!
not negative at all, great to see flats that are not for students being built but there are already parking issues and the council have a policy of not enough parking for the residents. This always causes conflict once built, the developer loves it as more flats on less parking space.

360 flats in Swaythling with no parking, 1600 properties with 1200 spaces at Vospers, public transport getting cut so the need for the car is greater each day. No public transport will get me to work with equipment at 5am so what choice have I?

Really pleased people will get new homes plus social housing has been put on site but we cannot ignore the forthcoming parking issues. The council happily create problems and then install a revenue raising permit system to try and appease everyone but 1200 won't go into 1600 and many home will have to cars etc due to having large mortgages and the need to work.

there are not enough jobs locally to create a vision of walkers and cyclists.
appalling use of English, sorry to all intelligent readers, "homes" and "two" to spot a couple!
Intelligent readers on here? It takes one to find one, do you know any?
Good point well made and no!
i suspect the nearby shops in swaythling will be bought and bulldozed for a carpark to the front of parkville road,no pun intended.
[quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then![/p][/quote]not negative at all, great to see flats that are not for students being built but there are already parking issues and the council have a policy of not enough parking for the residents. This always causes conflict once built, the developer loves it as more flats on less parking space. 360 flats in Swaythling with no parking, 1600 properties with 1200 spaces at Vospers, public transport getting cut so the need for the car is greater each day. No public transport will get me to work with equipment at 5am so what choice have I? Really pleased people will get new homes plus social housing has been put on site but we cannot ignore the forthcoming parking issues. The council happily create problems and then install a revenue raising permit system to try and appease everyone but 1200 won't go into 1600 and many home will have to cars etc due to having large mortgages and the need to work. there are not enough jobs locally to create a vision of walkers and cyclists.[/p][/quote]appalling use of English, sorry to all intelligent readers, "homes" and "two" to spot a couple![/p][/quote]Intelligent readers on here? It takes one to find one, do you know any?[/p][/quote]Good point well made and no![/p][/quote]i suspect the nearby shops in swaythling will be bought and bulldozed for a carpark to the front of parkville road,no pun intended. WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.

9:49am Sun 29 Dec 13

Abbey Saint says...

A load of ugly, crammed together high rise flat towers, with some bendy sea wall in front. Neither imaginative or attractive, it reminds me of the sea front we saw on a day trip to Albania a few weeks back. This development is first and four most all about money - money for developers and money for the local authority. Everything else comes a distant second.
A load of ugly, crammed together high rise flat towers, with some bendy sea wall in front. Neither imaginative or attractive, it reminds me of the sea front we saw on a day trip to Albania a few weeks back. This development is first and four most all about money - money for developers and money for the local authority. Everything else comes a distant second. Abbey Saint

10:54am Sun 29 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Graeme Harrison wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.
Get a dictionary, it may help your sense of unfulfillment!
Get a life ar$ewipe, mind you, I guess for you checking through all the posts and highlighting typo's is the highlight of your lonely life.
"typo's" - priceless!
Priceless, another sad individual.
Apart from being judgemental about others you haven't added much else to the thread, why?
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graeme Harrison[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.[/p][/quote]Get a dictionary, it may help your sense of unfulfillment![/p][/quote]Get a life ar$ewipe, mind you, I guess for you checking through all the posts and highlighting typo's is the highlight of your lonely life.[/p][/quote]"typo's" - priceless![/p][/quote]Priceless, another sad individual.[/p][/quote]Apart from being judgemental about others you haven't added much else to the thread, why? OSPREYSAINT

11:05am Sun 29 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. wrote:
issacchunt wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
issacchunt wrote:
issacchunt wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then!
not negative at all, great to see flats that are not for students being built but there are already parking issues and the council have a policy of not enough parking for the residents. This always causes conflict once built, the developer loves it as more flats on less parking space.

360 flats in Swaythling with no parking, 1600 properties with 1200 spaces at Vospers, public transport getting cut so the need for the car is greater each day. No public transport will get me to work with equipment at 5am so what choice have I?

Really pleased people will get new homes plus social housing has been put on site but we cannot ignore the forthcoming parking issues. The council happily create problems and then install a revenue raising permit system to try and appease everyone but 1200 won't go into 1600 and many home will have to cars etc due to having large mortgages and the need to work.

there are not enough jobs locally to create a vision of walkers and cyclists.
appalling use of English, sorry to all intelligent readers, "homes" and "two" to spot a couple!
Intelligent readers on here? It takes one to find one, do you know any?
Good point well made and no!
i suspect the nearby shops in swaythling will be bought and bulldozed for a carpark to the front of parkville road,no pun intended.
Swaythling High Road could do with a total makeover, a car park could only improve it visually.
[quote][p][bold]WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: Come on then negative muppets - why don't you tell us all what they should be building there then![/p][/quote]not negative at all, great to see flats that are not for students being built but there are already parking issues and the council have a policy of not enough parking for the residents. This always causes conflict once built, the developer loves it as more flats on less parking space. 360 flats in Swaythling with no parking, 1600 properties with 1200 spaces at Vospers, public transport getting cut so the need for the car is greater each day. No public transport will get me to work with equipment at 5am so what choice have I? Really pleased people will get new homes plus social housing has been put on site but we cannot ignore the forthcoming parking issues. The council happily create problems and then install a revenue raising permit system to try and appease everyone but 1200 won't go into 1600 and many home will have to cars etc due to having large mortgages and the need to work. there are not enough jobs locally to create a vision of walkers and cyclists.[/p][/quote]appalling use of English, sorry to all intelligent readers, "homes" and "two" to spot a couple![/p][/quote]Intelligent readers on here? It takes one to find one, do you know any?[/p][/quote]Good point well made and no![/p][/quote]i suspect the nearby shops in swaythling will be bought and bulldozed for a carpark to the front of parkville road,no pun intended.[/p][/quote]Swaythling High Road could do with a total makeover, a car park could only improve it visually. OSPREYSAINT

11:08am Sun 29 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

miltonarcher wrote:
pyan wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.
Do you live down here? If not, try commenting on an issue you may possibly know something about...
I do know about the importance of regenerating brownfield sites. I do know about the importance of affordable housing. I do know about the importance of thinking things through before posting negative rubbish, try it for 2014, you might find your life will improve and you won't feel miserable all the time. Glad to have helped old son.
This I must admit was a sensible post until the pompous final sentence which ruined it and detracted from the good bits.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pyan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: I see the negatives are out in force. What sad unforfilled lives they must lead. Moan, moan moan. Get a life for pities sake.[/p][/quote]Do you live down here? If not, try commenting on an issue you may possibly know something about...[/p][/quote]I do know about the importance of regenerating brownfield sites. I do know about the importance of affordable housing. I do know about the importance of thinking things through before posting negative rubbish, try it for 2014, you might find your life will improve and you won't feel miserable all the time. Glad to have helped old son.[/p][/quote]This I must admit was a sensible post until the pompous final sentence which ruined it and detracted from the good bits. OSPREYSAINT

2:12pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Pettle says...

WOW! Shops, offices, bars, liesure and pleasure. This is a throw back to the pre 2007 days and is a pre 2007 idea for the shipyard, and I guess, with the Government's policies at the moment fuelling yet another property price boom, people feel that happy days are here again. How is this economic model sustainable? Unless this pretend wealth and growth can or is going to be used to re-balance the economy alittle, which should of been done in the 2000s anyway.

The third of the area still being kept for marine business is more interesting to see develope than this so-called visionary crap which is just more of the same we see all around the Country.

If you want to see true businessmen/women and entrepenuers don't look at phillip green, a boss of an advertising firm or tescos. Look at Cammell Laird, Able UK, Sheffield Forgemasters, Wilton Marine and the 100s of engineering and manufacturing firms that are doing well, with not much help from government, and in some cases have come back from near death, and had to prove themselves capable. Cammell Laird, a very big shipyard, nearly went down to become a retail, liesure, bars, homes nightmare development, but instead, is seen as one of the bright firms even national newspapers say is a company of the future again, one to look out for. You can't build engineering in next, tescos or number 34b. Ok, maybe you can on a computer in those places, but you see what I mean. Newbuild is worth more to developers than bringing back to life the million or so empties too.

You can say about the jobs created. Those construction jobs only last a certain amount of time as opposed to continuous production from the same area over the years. Many of the jobs are low paid labouring type jobs (that since 2007 have seen wages drop dramatically, and that's not including inflation being taken into account) that will be taken by non British people. But in all fairness, that could be said for the area with continuous production too, a certain amount of the jobs will be taken by European people as opossed to Britons.
WOW! Shops, offices, bars, liesure and pleasure. This is a throw back to the pre 2007 days and is a pre 2007 idea for the shipyard, and I guess, with the Government's policies at the moment fuelling yet another property price boom, people feel that happy days are here again. How is this economic model sustainable? Unless this pretend wealth and growth can or is going to be used to re-balance the economy alittle, which should of been done in the 2000s anyway. The third of the area still being kept for marine business is more interesting to see develope than this so-called visionary crap which is just more of the same we see all around the Country. If you want to see true businessmen/women and entrepenuers don't look at phillip green, a boss of an advertising firm or tescos. Look at Cammell Laird, Able UK, Sheffield Forgemasters, Wilton Marine and the 100s of engineering and manufacturing firms that are doing well, with not much help from government, and in some cases have come back from near death, and had to prove themselves capable. Cammell Laird, a very big shipyard, nearly went down to become a retail, liesure, bars, homes nightmare development, but instead, is seen as one of the bright firms even national newspapers say is a company of the future again, one to look out for. You can't build engineering in next, tescos or number 34b. Ok, maybe you can on a computer in those places, but you see what I mean. Newbuild is worth more to developers than bringing back to life the million or so empties too. You can say about the jobs created. Those construction jobs only last a certain amount of time as opposed to continuous production from the same area over the years. Many of the jobs are low paid labouring type jobs (that since 2007 have seen wages drop dramatically, and that's not including inflation being taken into account) that will be taken by non British people. But in all fairness, that could be said for the area with continuous production too, a certain amount of the jobs will be taken by European people as opossed to Britons. Pettle

4:43pm Sun 29 Dec 13

loosehead says...

can't see the towers out on the waters edge?
can't see the towers out on the waters edge? loosehead

9:35pm Sun 29 Dec 13

03alpe01 says...

st1halo wrote:
I'd like to see a one way street starting from the Southampton City Councillors Car Park down to the water's edge at this location. To justify the £500m we could put fancy pavements down the sides, traffic lights every 10 yards, no parking double yellows of course, not forgetting a "landmark" Poundland along the way. Even better if we can toll it! The surrounding sea area would have high mounted parking meters, monitored 24hrs a day.
Finally! A decent post and one that just sums Southampton up. All we need now is the 'luxury' McDonalds and even more 'landmark' flats!
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: I'd like to see a one way street starting from the Southampton City Councillors Car Park down to the water's edge at this location. To justify the £500m we could put fancy pavements down the sides, traffic lights every 10 yards, no parking double yellows of course, not forgetting a "landmark" Poundland along the way. Even better if we can toll it! The surrounding sea area would have high mounted parking meters, monitored 24hrs a day.[/p][/quote]Finally! A decent post and one that just sums Southampton up. All we need now is the 'luxury' McDonalds and even more 'landmark' flats! 03alpe01

11:55pm Sun 29 Dec 13

03alpe01 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
issacchunt wrote:
Already parking issues and not any where near completed.
Sell the car get a bike.
That'll be useful in the p1ssing rain then!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: Already parking issues and not any where near completed.[/p][/quote]Sell the car get a bike.[/p][/quote]That'll be useful in the p1ssing rain then! 03alpe01

9:35am Mon 30 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

03alpe01 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
issacchunt wrote:
Already parking issues and not any where near completed.
Sell the car get a bike.
That'll be useful in the p1ssing rain then!
Rough with the smooth! I briefly had a cycle many years ago, had a near miss with a Hants and Dorset bus in Stoneham Lane, and never rode one again. I don't drive either, but seem to have managed to get to where I wanted to be on most occasions, using alternative modes of transport. Walking is getting more of a problem these days, that's the problem of getting old and doddery and they still haven't made Stoneham Lane cycle or pedestrian friendly.
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: Already parking issues and not any where near completed.[/p][/quote]Sell the car get a bike.[/p][/quote]That'll be useful in the p1ssing rain then![/p][/quote]Rough with the smooth! I briefly had a cycle many years ago, had a near miss with a Hants and Dorset bus in Stoneham Lane, and never rode one again. I don't drive either, but seem to have managed to get to where I wanted to be on most occasions, using alternative modes of transport. Walking is getting more of a problem these days, that's the problem of getting old and doddery and they still haven't made Stoneham Lane cycle or pedestrian friendly. OSPREYSAINT

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