Plan for 37 homes on former Woolston Boys' School site in Southampton

The former Woolston Boys' School site where 37 homes could be built

The former Woolston Boys' School site where 37 homes could be built

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Political reporter

A SOUTHAMPTON school could be knocked down and replaced with housing.

The old Woolston Boys’ School site is being marketed for use as a housing development. The site was last used as an annexe for the Oasis Academy Mayfield but has been empty since 2011.

Labour city council chiefs have instructed the authority’s private partner Capita, to draw up an application for outline planning permission.

The plan for 37 homes is designed to make the site more attractive to developers eyeing up the site.

The site off Porchester Road had been used as a school since the 1930s, when it housed an infant school.

Since then a secondary school with a number of identities – first the Woolston Boys’ School, then the Woolston School and finally Woolston Business and Language College – operated there.

Prior to its final closure in July 2011 it had been used as part of the Oasis Academy Mayfield.

The application submitted by Capita is to demolish the school and build 37 homes, ranging from one to four bedrooms.

That means if a developer bought the site they would not have to apply to change its use to housing, although an application for full planning permission would need to be submitted.

Selling the site would raise cash for the council’s coffers, and it is likely to raise more with outline permission. A decision on the application is due by April 21.

Warwick Payne, one of the area’s ward councillors and the authority’s housing chief, said: “I will be talking to residents to see whether the potential housing use is acceptable to them. I’m conscious that the site is very important for the local community.

“There is a need for housing in Southampton, but the question must be asked of residents, is this the right scheme at the site for Woolston?

“The application, to get outline permission for housing at the site, is about trying to get good value for taxpayers’ money.”

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6:34am Mon 27 Jan 14

nervousbumskin420 says...

wreyy more houses to hand out to sponges on benefits!!
wreyy more houses to hand out to sponges on benefits!! nervousbumskin420
  • Score: -4

6:47am Mon 27 Jan 14

10 Minute Man says...

Why would they be handed out to sponges (?) on benefits ?

No indication that this would be anything other than a commercial development of little boxes packed in with insufficient parking and green space. I hope that if it is sold, it will be a proper and transparent sale for full market rate rather with a 'friends and family' discount or other unnecessary sweeteners.
Why would they be handed out to sponges (?) on benefits ? No indication that this would be anything other than a commercial development of little boxes packed in with insufficient parking and green space. I hope that if it is sold, it will be a proper and transparent sale for full market rate rather with a 'friends and family' discount or other unnecessary sweeteners. 10 Minute Man
  • Score: 6

7:12am Mon 27 Jan 14

Mr E says...

Boys School? Not when I went there. Also I would expect more than 37 Houses on the site given the way they cram them in these days.
Boys School? Not when I went there. Also I would expect more than 37 Houses on the site given the way they cram them in these days. Mr E
  • Score: 4

7:24am Mon 27 Jan 14

loosehead says...

isn't there a shortage of junior schools? last time I read about schools over that side there weren't enough school places for the amount of pupils?
so why not convert this into a junior/infants?
with the new high density housing (labours dream) in Woolston do you really think the road network in that area would take another high density housing estate?
isn't there a shortage of junior schools? last time I read about schools over that side there weren't enough school places for the amount of pupils? so why not convert this into a junior/infants? with the new high density housing (labours dream) in Woolston do you really think the road network in that area would take another high density housing estate? loosehead
  • Score: 11

7:46am Mon 27 Jan 14

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. says...

nervousbumskin420 wrote:
wreyy more houses to hand out to sponges on benefits!!
thought sponges were for a good wash.
[quote][p][bold]nervousbumskin420[/bold] wrote: wreyy more houses to hand out to sponges on benefits!![/p][/quote]thought sponges were for a good wash. WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.
  • Score: 5

8:23am Mon 27 Jan 14

kevinchandler100@talktalk.net says...

It should have never closed as a school, it's a perfect location for pupils to get public transport to and from.It's a sham that it would be turned into rabbit hutches there is just not enough parking plus moor chaos. For the locals. And it was a mixed school as long as my family can remember. Reopen it as a school.use it what it was intended for.
It should have never closed as a school, it's a perfect location for pupils to get public transport to and from.It's a sham that it would be turned into rabbit hutches there is just not enough parking plus moor chaos. For the locals. And it was a mixed school as long as my family can remember. Reopen it as a school.use it what it was intended for. kevinchandler100@talktalk.net
  • Score: 13

8:38am Mon 27 Jan 14

roofspace says...

I went to school on the site in 1959 when it was actually 2 schools occupying the same site. Woolston Boys (my school) occupied the ground floor and the upper floor was used by Woolston Mixed. Woolston Boys also had an annexe behind the old fire station which my brother attended before we all moved en masse to our new school in the Grove and changed our name to Weston Park Boys. I hope that clears up the confusion as to whom actually occupied the site.
I went to school on the site in 1959 when it was actually 2 schools occupying the same site. Woolston Boys (my school) occupied the ground floor and the upper floor was used by Woolston Mixed. Woolston Boys also had an annexe behind the old fire station which my brother attended before we all moved en masse to our new school in the Grove and changed our name to Weston Park Boys. I hope that clears up the confusion as to whom actually occupied the site. roofspace
  • Score: 4

9:07am Mon 27 Jan 14

hulla baloo says...

kevinchandler100@tal
ktalk.net
wrote:
It should have never closed as a school, it's a perfect location for pupils to get public transport to and from.It's a sham that it would be turned into rabbit hutches there is just not enough parking plus moor chaos. For the locals. And it was a mixed school as long as my family can remember. Reopen it as a school.use it what it was intended for.
It should reopen, and maybe you can enrol in the English classes.
[quote][p][bold]kevinchandler100@tal ktalk.net[/bold] wrote: It should have never closed as a school, it's a perfect location for pupils to get public transport to and from.It's a sham that it would be turned into rabbit hutches there is just not enough parking plus moor chaos. For the locals. And it was a mixed school as long as my family can remember. Reopen it as a school.use it what it was intended for.[/p][/quote]It should reopen, and maybe you can enrol in the English classes. hulla baloo
  • Score: 4

9:34am Mon 27 Jan 14

elvisimo says...

kevinchandler100@tal
ktalk.net
wrote:
It should have never closed as a school, it's a perfect location for pupils to get public transport to and from.It's a sham that it would be turned into rabbit hutches there is just not enough parking plus moor chaos. For the locals. And it was a mixed school as long as my family can remember. Reopen it as a school.use it what it was intended for.
how could 37 houses cause "moor" chaos? You comment " use it what it was intended for" if applied else where would halt pretty much any form of development.
[quote][p][bold]kevinchandler100@tal ktalk.net[/bold] wrote: It should have never closed as a school, it's a perfect location for pupils to get public transport to and from.It's a sham that it would be turned into rabbit hutches there is just not enough parking plus moor chaos. For the locals. And it was a mixed school as long as my family can remember. Reopen it as a school.use it what it was intended for.[/p][/quote]how could 37 houses cause "moor" chaos? You comment " use it what it was intended for" if applied else where would halt pretty much any form of development. elvisimo
  • Score: -5

10:33am Mon 27 Jan 14

loosehead says...

the questions should be 1/are there adequate schools for infants,juniors or seniors?
2/ if you build as Labour seems to build block after block of flats or even the houses that get crammed onto a site where are the children of these households going to school? how many doctors/dentists are there in that area? can they cope with the added influx from this site as well as the VT site?
it's okay for people to say knock it down build homes but will the local infrastructure take it?
I don't live that side but did for several months & I really think this is the wrong development so let's hear from parents what they think?
the questions should be 1/are there adequate schools for infants,juniors or seniors? 2/ if you build as Labour seems to build block after block of flats or even the houses that get crammed onto a site where are the children of these households going to school? how many doctors/dentists are there in that area? can they cope with the added influx from this site as well as the VT site? it's okay for people to say knock it down build homes but will the local infrastructure take it? I don't live that side but did for several months & I really think this is the wrong development so let's hear from parents what they think? loosehead
  • Score: 1

10:35am Mon 27 Jan 14

loosehead says...

sorry no flats but homes is this going to be private or social housing?
better idea why not turn this into a dormitory style hostel so all the tenants who ruin it for others can be housed together in this building?
sorry no flats but homes is this going to be private or social housing? better idea why not turn this into a dormitory style hostel so all the tenants who ruin it for others can be housed together in this building? loosehead
  • Score: 0

11:26am Mon 27 Jan 14

Paramjit Bahia says...

loosehead wrote:
sorry no flats but homes is this going to be private or social housing?
better idea why not turn this into a dormitory style hostel so all the tenants who ruin it for others can be housed together in this building?
Considering Tory and UKIP supporters keep on pushing their parties more and more towards right loony suggestion of Loosehead to house tenants on 'dormitories' today may change to concentration camps later.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: sorry no flats but homes is this going to be private or social housing? better idea why not turn this into a dormitory style hostel so all the tenants who ruin it for others can be housed together in this building?[/p][/quote]Considering Tory and UKIP supporters keep on pushing their parties more and more towards right loony suggestion of Loosehead to house tenants on 'dormitories' today may change to concentration camps later. Paramjit Bahia
  • Score: 0

11:29am Mon 27 Jan 14

Paramjit Bahia says...

10 Minute Man wrote:
Why would they be handed out to sponges (?) on benefits ?

No indication that this would be anything other than a commercial development of little boxes packed in with insufficient parking and green space. I hope that if it is sold, it will be a proper and transparent sale for full market rate rather with a 'friends and family' discount or other unnecessary sweeteners.
Good comment
[quote][p][bold]10 Minute Man[/bold] wrote: Why would they be handed out to sponges (?) on benefits ? No indication that this would be anything other than a commercial development of little boxes packed in with insufficient parking and green space. I hope that if it is sold, it will be a proper and transparent sale for full market rate rather with a 'friends and family' discount or other unnecessary sweeteners.[/p][/quote]Good comment Paramjit Bahia
  • Score: 3

12:06pm Mon 27 Jan 14

loosehead says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
loosehead wrote:
sorry no flats but homes is this going to be private or social housing?
better idea why not turn this into a dormitory style hostel so all the tenants who ruin it for others can be housed together in this building?
Considering Tory and UKIP supporters keep on pushing their parties more and more towards right loony suggestion of Loosehead to house tenants on 'dormitories' today may change to concentration camps later.
at no time did I mention concentration camps & as my family history on my mums side leans towards our ancestors being jewish I would never ever suggest that & find this statement very insulting!
Look at Millbrook towers look at Victory Rd you have families with children who by law have to be housed.
Furnell was in this paper going on about the amount of people on the housing list this way you could take the trouble makers the rubbish other councils have evicted house them in this building & if they show they've changed put them into houses/flats but not until then.
when my father & mother came back from Liverpool they were housed in a homeless hostel (family) in Millbrook Road east so please tell me how what I suggested was any different than what happened to them?
I'm totally disgusted with you reply & suggestion & feel an apology is warranted?
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: sorry no flats but homes is this going to be private or social housing? better idea why not turn this into a dormitory style hostel so all the tenants who ruin it for others can be housed together in this building?[/p][/quote]Considering Tory and UKIP supporters keep on pushing their parties more and more towards right loony suggestion of Loosehead to house tenants on 'dormitories' today may change to concentration camps later.[/p][/quote]at no time did I mention concentration camps & as my family history on my mums side leans towards our ancestors being jewish I would never ever suggest that & find this statement very insulting! Look at Millbrook towers look at Victory Rd you have families with children who by law have to be housed. Furnell was in this paper going on about the amount of people on the housing list this way you could take the trouble makers the rubbish other councils have evicted house them in this building & if they show they've changed put them into houses/flats but not until then. when my father & mother came back from Liverpool they were housed in a homeless hostel (family) in Millbrook Road east so please tell me how what I suggested was any different than what happened to them? I'm totally disgusted with you reply & suggestion & feel an apology is warranted? loosehead
  • Score: -1

11:54pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Paramjit Bahia says...

loosehead wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
loosehead wrote: sorry no flats but homes is this going to be private or social housing? better idea why not turn this into a dormitory style hostel so all the tenants who ruin it for others can be housed together in this building?
Considering Tory and UKIP supporters keep on pushing their parties more and more towards right loony suggestion of Loosehead to house tenants on 'dormitories' today may change to concentration camps later.
at no time did I mention concentration camps & as my family history on my mums side leans towards our ancestors being jewish I would never ever suggest that & find this statement very insulting! Look at Millbrook towers look at Victory Rd you have families with children who by law have to be housed. Furnell was in this paper going on about the amount of people on the housing list this way you could take the trouble makers the rubbish other councils have evicted house them in this building & if they show they've changed put them into houses/flats but not until then. when my father & mother came back from Liverpool they were housed in a homeless hostel (family) in Millbrook Road east so please tell me how what I suggested was any different than what happened to them? I'm totally disgusted with you reply & suggestion & feel an apology is warranted?
Loosehead, coooooool down, and try to understand the point I tried to make. Rather than spinning my comment into attack upon your Jewish roots.

Let me assure you neither I nor most of the contributors of right left or centrist political views have any time for evil Hitler and others of his ilk, and have full sympathy with the ALL the victims of fascism i.e. The innocent civilians they killed and those who lost their lives fighting in the war started by fascists. My own brother and cousin were officers in Royal Indian Airforce who lost their lives, another cousin in Army also died due to injuries. So please stop implying what I will never ever think of.

You should be aware that concentration were created by British long time ago in South Africa. But thankfully they did not gas people like Nazis.

While I have full sympathy with your Jewish relatives and some of my own Jewish friends, if any of them ever think I hurt their feelings I will have no problem in expressing my regret.

I most certainly do not share your view about housing fellow members of human race in shockingly bad conditions. Just because very tiny minority of people/tenants behave bad, you have no right to tarnish everybody in need of a place to live with same brush and make all people pass some kind of life life style test before considering them for council/social housing.

In my view temporary housing of homeless in places like Millbrook Rd is far from ideal, Council has difficult job, so I understand. But rather than improving you have suggested even worsen solution i.e pack people in dormitories, I do not think even NuLabour run council is ever likely to listen to your suggestion, but for argument sake if ever any Tory run council flips its lid and end up doing what you are suggesting, there is no guarantee that you will not start demanding something more harsher. That was my basic point, but rather than accepting the ghastly implication of your idea I think you tried to hide behind the past sufferings of Jewish people.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: sorry no flats but homes is this going to be private or social housing? better idea why not turn this into a dormitory style hostel so all the tenants who ruin it for others can be housed together in this building?[/p][/quote]Considering Tory and UKIP supporters keep on pushing their parties more and more towards right loony suggestion of Loosehead to house tenants on 'dormitories' today may change to concentration camps later.[/p][/quote]at no time did I mention concentration camps & as my family history on my mums side leans towards our ancestors being jewish I would never ever suggest that & find this statement very insulting! Look at Millbrook towers look at Victory Rd you have families with children who by law have to be housed. Furnell was in this paper going on about the amount of people on the housing list this way you could take the trouble makers the rubbish other councils have evicted house them in this building & if they show they've changed put them into houses/flats but not until then. when my father & mother came back from Liverpool they were housed in a homeless hostel (family) in Millbrook Road east so please tell me how what I suggested was any different than what happened to them? I'm totally disgusted with you reply & suggestion & feel an apology is warranted?[/p][/quote]Loosehead, coooooool down, and try to understand the point I tried to make. Rather than spinning my comment into attack upon your Jewish roots. Let me assure you neither I nor most of the contributors of right left or centrist political views have any time for evil Hitler and others of his ilk, and have full sympathy with the ALL the victims of fascism i.e. The innocent civilians they killed and those who lost their lives fighting in the war started by fascists. My own brother and cousin were officers in Royal Indian Airforce who lost their lives, another cousin in Army also died due to injuries. So please stop implying what I will never ever think of. You should be aware that concentration were created by British long time ago in South Africa. But thankfully they did not gas people like Nazis. While I have full sympathy with your Jewish relatives and some of my own Jewish friends, if any of them ever think I hurt their feelings I will have no problem in expressing my regret. I most certainly do not share your view about housing fellow members of human race in shockingly bad conditions. Just because very tiny minority of people/tenants behave bad, you have no right to tarnish everybody in need of a place to live with same brush and make all people pass some kind of life life style test before considering them for council/social housing. In my view temporary housing of homeless in places like Millbrook Rd is far from ideal, Council has difficult job, so I understand. But rather than improving you have suggested even worsen solution i.e pack people in dormitories, I do not think even NuLabour run council is ever likely to listen to your suggestion, but for argument sake if ever any Tory run council flips its lid and end up doing what you are suggesting, there is no guarantee that you will not start demanding something more harsher. That was my basic point, but rather than accepting the ghastly implication of your idea I think you tried to hide behind the past sufferings of Jewish people. Paramjit Bahia
  • Score: 0

8:49am Tue 28 Jan 14

loosehead says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
loosehead wrote: sorry no flats but homes is this going to be private or social housing? better idea why not turn this into a dormitory style hostel so all the tenants who ruin it for others can be housed together in this building?
Considering Tory and UKIP supporters keep on pushing their parties more and more towards right loony suggestion of Loosehead to house tenants on 'dormitories' today may change to concentration camps later.
at no time did I mention concentration camps & as my family history on my mums side leans towards our ancestors being jewish I would never ever suggest that & find this statement very insulting! Look at Millbrook towers look at Victory Rd you have families with children who by law have to be housed. Furnell was in this paper going on about the amount of people on the housing list this way you could take the trouble makers the rubbish other councils have evicted house them in this building & if they show they've changed put them into houses/flats but not until then. when my father & mother came back from Liverpool they were housed in a homeless hostel (family) in Millbrook Road east so please tell me how what I suggested was any different than what happened to them? I'm totally disgusted with you reply & suggestion & feel an apology is warranted?
Loosehead, coooooool down, and try to understand the point I tried to make. Rather than spinning my comment into attack upon your Jewish roots.

Let me assure you neither I nor most of the contributors of right left or centrist political views have any time for evil Hitler and others of his ilk, and have full sympathy with the ALL the victims of fascism i.e. The innocent civilians they killed and those who lost their lives fighting in the war started by fascists. My own brother and cousin were officers in Royal Indian Airforce who lost their lives, another cousin in Army also died due to injuries. So please stop implying what I will never ever think of.

You should be aware that concentration were created by British long time ago in South Africa. But thankfully they did not gas people like Nazis.

While I have full sympathy with your Jewish relatives and some of my own Jewish friends, if any of them ever think I hurt their feelings I will have no problem in expressing my regret.

I most certainly do not share your view about housing fellow members of human race in shockingly bad conditions. Just because very tiny minority of people/tenants behave bad, you have no right to tarnish everybody in need of a place to live with same brush and make all people pass some kind of life life style test before considering them for council/social housing.

In my view temporary housing of homeless in places like Millbrook Rd is far from ideal, Council has difficult job, so I understand. But rather than improving you have suggested even worsen solution i.e pack people in dormitories, I do not think even NuLabour run council is ever likely to listen to your suggestion, but for argument sake if ever any Tory run council flips its lid and end up doing what you are suggesting, there is no guarantee that you will not start demanding something more harsher. That was my basic point, but rather than accepting the ghastly implication of your idea I think you tried to hide behind the past sufferings of Jewish people.
thank you but please read my posts again! I was not saying all would be council tenants at this time I was saying those who throw fridges out of their flat windows or whose children wreck other peoples property & have been evicted by several council the neighbours from hell type.
I did put down the fact we were housed in a hostel in the 60's (57-60) a place for homeless families waiting to get a council home & if this school building was worked on & there were families in desperate need of accommodation instead of B&B's this could maybe fit the bill.
I've known some of the places people are set up in temporarily to be running alive with bed bugs or damp I'm not suggesting that.
Also if the Hell residents are put into it then the houses/flats they are living into would be available for those on the waiting list.
we can't keep on moving these trouble making residents from area to area disrupting residents where ever they live I've put forward a solution I would not want any style of concentration camp but a place where these people could reflect on what they had & how to get that type of place back or what would you do?
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: sorry no flats but homes is this going to be private or social housing? better idea why not turn this into a dormitory style hostel so all the tenants who ruin it for others can be housed together in this building?[/p][/quote]Considering Tory and UKIP supporters keep on pushing their parties more and more towards right loony suggestion of Loosehead to house tenants on 'dormitories' today may change to concentration camps later.[/p][/quote]at no time did I mention concentration camps & as my family history on my mums side leans towards our ancestors being jewish I would never ever suggest that & find this statement very insulting! Look at Millbrook towers look at Victory Rd you have families with children who by law have to be housed. Furnell was in this paper going on about the amount of people on the housing list this way you could take the trouble makers the rubbish other councils have evicted house them in this building & if they show they've changed put them into houses/flats but not until then. when my father & mother came back from Liverpool they were housed in a homeless hostel (family) in Millbrook Road east so please tell me how what I suggested was any different than what happened to them? I'm totally disgusted with you reply & suggestion & feel an apology is warranted?[/p][/quote]Loosehead, coooooool down, and try to understand the point I tried to make. Rather than spinning my comment into attack upon your Jewish roots. Let me assure you neither I nor most of the contributors of right left or centrist political views have any time for evil Hitler and others of his ilk, and have full sympathy with the ALL the victims of fascism i.e. The innocent civilians they killed and those who lost their lives fighting in the war started by fascists. My own brother and cousin were officers in Royal Indian Airforce who lost their lives, another cousin in Army also died due to injuries. So please stop implying what I will never ever think of. You should be aware that concentration were created by British long time ago in South Africa. But thankfully they did not gas people like Nazis. While I have full sympathy with your Jewish relatives and some of my own Jewish friends, if any of them ever think I hurt their feelings I will have no problem in expressing my regret. I most certainly do not share your view about housing fellow members of human race in shockingly bad conditions. Just because very tiny minority of people/tenants behave bad, you have no right to tarnish everybody in need of a place to live with same brush and make all people pass some kind of life life style test before considering them for council/social housing. In my view temporary housing of homeless in places like Millbrook Rd is far from ideal, Council has difficult job, so I understand. But rather than improving you have suggested even worsen solution i.e pack people in dormitories, I do not think even NuLabour run council is ever likely to listen to your suggestion, but for argument sake if ever any Tory run council flips its lid and end up doing what you are suggesting, there is no guarantee that you will not start demanding something more harsher. That was my basic point, but rather than accepting the ghastly implication of your idea I think you tried to hide behind the past sufferings of Jewish people.[/p][/quote]thank you but please read my posts again! I was not saying all would be council tenants at this time I was saying those who throw fridges out of their flat windows or whose children wreck other peoples property & have been evicted by several council the neighbours from hell type. I did put down the fact we were housed in a hostel in the 60's (57-60) a place for homeless families waiting to get a council home & if this school building was worked on & there were families in desperate need of accommodation instead of B&B's this could maybe fit the bill. I've known some of the places people are set up in temporarily to be running alive with bed bugs or damp I'm not suggesting that. Also if the Hell residents are put into it then the houses/flats they are living into would be available for those on the waiting list. we can't keep on moving these trouble making residents from area to area disrupting residents where ever they live I've put forward a solution I would not want any style of concentration camp but a place where these people could reflect on what they had & how to get that type of place back or what would you do? loosehead
  • Score: 0

8:50am Tue 28 Jan 14

loosehead says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
loosehead wrote: sorry no flats but homes is this going to be private or social housing? better idea why not turn this into a dormitory style hostel so all the tenants who ruin it for others can be housed together in this building?
Considering Tory and UKIP supporters keep on pushing their parties more and more towards right loony suggestion of Loosehead to house tenants on 'dormitories' today may change to concentration camps later.
at no time did I mention concentration camps & as my family history on my mums side leans towards our ancestors being jewish I would never ever suggest that & find this statement very insulting! Look at Millbrook towers look at Victory Rd you have families with children who by law have to be housed. Furnell was in this paper going on about the amount of people on the housing list this way you could take the trouble makers the rubbish other councils have evicted house them in this building & if they show they've changed put them into houses/flats but not until then. when my father & mother came back from Liverpool they were housed in a homeless hostel (family) in Millbrook Road east so please tell me how what I suggested was any different than what happened to them? I'm totally disgusted with you reply & suggestion & feel an apology is warranted?
Loosehead, coooooool down, and try to understand the point I tried to make. Rather than spinning my comment into attack upon your Jewish roots.

Let me assure you neither I nor most of the contributors of right left or centrist political views have any time for evil Hitler and others of his ilk, and have full sympathy with the ALL the victims of fascism i.e. The innocent civilians they killed and those who lost their lives fighting in the war started by fascists. My own brother and cousin were officers in Royal Indian Airforce who lost their lives, another cousin in Army also died due to injuries. So please stop implying what I will never ever think of.

You should be aware that concentration were created by British long time ago in South Africa. But thankfully they did not gas people like Nazis.

While I have full sympathy with your Jewish relatives and some of my own Jewish friends, if any of them ever think I hurt their feelings I will have no problem in expressing my regret.

I most certainly do not share your view about housing fellow members of human race in shockingly bad conditions. Just because very tiny minority of people/tenants behave bad, you have no right to tarnish everybody in need of a place to live with same brush and make all people pass some kind of life life style test before considering them for council/social housing.

In my view temporary housing of homeless in places like Millbrook Rd is far from ideal, Council has difficult job, so I understand. But rather than improving you have suggested even worsen solution i.e pack people in dormitories, I do not think even NuLabour run council is ever likely to listen to your suggestion, but for argument sake if ever any Tory run council flips its lid and end up doing what you are suggesting, there is no guarantee that you will not start demanding something more harsher. That was my basic point, but rather than accepting the ghastly implication of your idea I think you tried to hide behind the past sufferings of Jewish people.
I've watched homes under the hammer & countless property shows & seen what can happen to warehouses & surely it would be cheaper to convert this building into accommodation than knock it down?
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: sorry no flats but homes is this going to be private or social housing? better idea why not turn this into a dormitory style hostel so all the tenants who ruin it for others can be housed together in this building?[/p][/quote]Considering Tory and UKIP supporters keep on pushing their parties more and more towards right loony suggestion of Loosehead to house tenants on 'dormitories' today may change to concentration camps later.[/p][/quote]at no time did I mention concentration camps & as my family history on my mums side leans towards our ancestors being jewish I would never ever suggest that & find this statement very insulting! Look at Millbrook towers look at Victory Rd you have families with children who by law have to be housed. Furnell was in this paper going on about the amount of people on the housing list this way you could take the trouble makers the rubbish other councils have evicted house them in this building & if they show they've changed put them into houses/flats but not until then. when my father & mother came back from Liverpool they were housed in a homeless hostel (family) in Millbrook Road east so please tell me how what I suggested was any different than what happened to them? I'm totally disgusted with you reply & suggestion & feel an apology is warranted?[/p][/quote]Loosehead, coooooool down, and try to understand the point I tried to make. Rather than spinning my comment into attack upon your Jewish roots. Let me assure you neither I nor most of the contributors of right left or centrist political views have any time for evil Hitler and others of his ilk, and have full sympathy with the ALL the victims of fascism i.e. The innocent civilians they killed and those who lost their lives fighting in the war started by fascists. My own brother and cousin were officers in Royal Indian Airforce who lost their lives, another cousin in Army also died due to injuries. So please stop implying what I will never ever think of. You should be aware that concentration were created by British long time ago in South Africa. But thankfully they did not gas people like Nazis. While I have full sympathy with your Jewish relatives and some of my own Jewish friends, if any of them ever think I hurt their feelings I will have no problem in expressing my regret. I most certainly do not share your view about housing fellow members of human race in shockingly bad conditions. Just because very tiny minority of people/tenants behave bad, you have no right to tarnish everybody in need of a place to live with same brush and make all people pass some kind of life life style test before considering them for council/social housing. In my view temporary housing of homeless in places like Millbrook Rd is far from ideal, Council has difficult job, so I understand. But rather than improving you have suggested even worsen solution i.e pack people in dormitories, I do not think even NuLabour run council is ever likely to listen to your suggestion, but for argument sake if ever any Tory run council flips its lid and end up doing what you are suggesting, there is no guarantee that you will not start demanding something more harsher. That was my basic point, but rather than accepting the ghastly implication of your idea I think you tried to hide behind the past sufferings of Jewish people.[/p][/quote]I've watched homes under the hammer & countless property shows & seen what can happen to warehouses & surely it would be cheaper to convert this building into accommodation than knock it down? loosehead
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8:26am Thu 6 Feb 14

bumblebee200 says...

If anyone has actually READ the plans which have been drawn up by Capita, you will see that they are sensible and perfectly feasible. It's for a mixed site of 2,3, 4 bedroom houses with decent sized gardens and 2 and 3 bedroom flats with a great layout. Each household has 2 car parking spaces allocated. Out of the 37 homes 16 would be affordable. I don't care what anyone says we do need more housing in this country and before you say...we do need flats....not everyone can afford a house!
If anyone has actually READ the plans which have been drawn up by Capita, you will see that they are sensible and perfectly feasible. It's for a mixed site of 2,3, 4 bedroom houses with decent sized gardens and 2 and 3 bedroom flats with a great layout. Each household has 2 car parking spaces allocated. Out of the 37 homes 16 would be affordable. I don't care what anyone says we do need more housing in this country and before you say...we do need flats....not everyone can afford a house! bumblebee200
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12:15pm Thu 6 Feb 14

loosehead says...

bumblebee200 wrote:
If anyone has actually READ the plans which have been drawn up by Capita, you will see that they are sensible and perfectly feasible. It's for a mixed site of 2,3, 4 bedroom houses with decent sized gardens and 2 and 3 bedroom flats with a great layout. Each household has 2 car parking spaces allocated. Out of the 37 homes 16 would be affordable. I don't care what anyone says we do need more housing in this country and before you say...we do need flats....not everyone can afford a house!
so will the local infrastructure take this extra volume of housing? you have a high density housing/flat estate being built on VP site & now this?
we constantly hear moans about traffic on the Itchen bridge & surely this will add to it won't it?
Maybe Labour can get a grant/loan to build another bridge(Toll) relieving traffic & being a cash cow to the cities coffers?
Look we're hearing there's just not enough infant/junior school places & here's a ready made solution so why not use it as It's a school isn't it?
[quote][p][bold]bumblebee200[/bold] wrote: If anyone has actually READ the plans which have been drawn up by Capita, you will see that they are sensible and perfectly feasible. It's for a mixed site of 2,3, 4 bedroom houses with decent sized gardens and 2 and 3 bedroom flats with a great layout. Each household has 2 car parking spaces allocated. Out of the 37 homes 16 would be affordable. I don't care what anyone says we do need more housing in this country and before you say...we do need flats....not everyone can afford a house![/p][/quote]so will the local infrastructure take this extra volume of housing? you have a high density housing/flat estate being built on VP site & now this? we constantly hear moans about traffic on the Itchen bridge & surely this will add to it won't it? Maybe Labour can get a grant/loan to build another bridge(Toll) relieving traffic & being a cash cow to the cities coffers? Look we're hearing there's just not enough infant/junior school places & here's a ready made solution so why not use it as It's a school isn't it? loosehead
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