Tesco Express and 60 homes will be final stage of former Ordnance Survey site scheme in Southampton

Daily Echo: The former Ordnance Survey site in Maybush, Southampton The former Ordnance Survey site in Maybush, Southampton

PLANS for the final pieces in the jigsaw of Southampton’s former Ordnance Survey site go before council planners next week.

The city council’s planning panel will meet on Tuesday March 25 to discuss developer Kier’s plans for a Tesco Express and dozens of new homes on the site in Romsey Road, Maybush.

The William Roy Building in Romsey Road, which was once home to OS’s 5,000 staff, was knocked down in 2012.

OS moved to its new £40million headquarters at Adanac Park, Nursling, and the old site was bought by construction giant Kier for a huge new housing development.

When work is completed at the 24-acre site by the end of next year, it will house almost 400 new homes.

Barratt Homes is already building 141 homes at the southern side of the site, while Taylor Wimpey is putting up 179 homes in its northern section.

Almost 200 construction jobs have been created through the project, and now Kier will find out if its planning application for the final section of the site will be successful.

The firm’s application is for 43 houses, 23 flats, a 4,113 sq ft convenience store, a 1,000sq ft retail or cafe unit and a new public park.

Tesco has already confirmed to the Daily Echo that it was in discussions with Kier over taking on the large store unit if the planning application was successful.

The new Tesco Express store could create 30 jobs.

Planning officers have recommended that councillors support the latest plan.

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4:15pm Sat 22 Mar 14

SOULJACKER says...

Ooooooooh well I never did, what a great idea, I wonder who thought of that little doosie?
Southampton council thinking outside the box again.
Another wasted opportunity by an inept bunch at the council getting paid off by Tesco.
Boring & no creativity as usual!
Ooooooooh well I never did, what a great idea, I wonder who thought of that little doosie? Southampton council thinking outside the box again. Another wasted opportunity by an inept bunch at the council getting paid off by Tesco. Boring & no creativity as usual! SOULJACKER
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9:39pm Sat 22 Mar 14

loosehead says...

Why wasn't this lay out designed to have roads leading out onto Wimpson Lane instead of onto the main Romsey Road?
I can see serious traffic problems if they put in more lights it will be one big traffic jam If sent out through Wimpson Lane they can either head down that road or queue at the traffic lights but at this moment it looks like it could be an accident waiting to happen.
Why wasn't this lay out designed to have roads leading out onto Wimpson Lane instead of onto the main Romsey Road? I can see serious traffic problems if they put in more lights it will be one big traffic jam If sent out through Wimpson Lane they can either head down that road or queue at the traffic lights but at this moment it looks like it could be an accident waiting to happen. loosehead
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10:23am Sun 23 Mar 14

southy says...

Come on that area do not need a Tesco it as a Co-op shop across the road
Come on that area do not need a Tesco it as a Co-op shop across the road southy
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1:16pm Sun 23 Mar 14

loosehead says...

southy wrote:
Come on that area do not need a Tesco it as a Co-op shop across the road
It has a major Tesco's not that far away it has Sainsbury in walking distance it has Co-op plus another store next door & isn't there a store in Wimpson Lane itself?
Come on Southy do you think having entrances & exits out onto Romsey Road is a good idea or would it all be better going to Wimpson Lane?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Come on that area do not need a Tesco it as a Co-op shop across the road[/p][/quote]It has a major Tesco's not that far away it has Sainsbury in walking distance it has Co-op plus another store next door & isn't there a store in Wimpson Lane itself? Come on Southy do you think having entrances & exits out onto Romsey Road is a good idea or would it all be better going to Wimpson Lane? loosehead
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5:16pm Sun 23 Mar 14

southy says...

loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
Come on that area do not need a Tesco it as a Co-op shop across the road
It has a major Tesco's not that far away it has Sainsbury in walking distance it has Co-op plus another store next door & isn't there a store in Wimpson Lane itself?
Come on Southy do you think having entrances & exits out onto Romsey Road is a good idea or would it all be better going to Wimpson Lane?
it was a bad idea to build homes in that location, its jobs that is needed in this area loads of them well into the hundreds
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Come on that area do not need a Tesco it as a Co-op shop across the road[/p][/quote]It has a major Tesco's not that far away it has Sainsbury in walking distance it has Co-op plus another store next door & isn't there a store in Wimpson Lane itself? Come on Southy do you think having entrances & exits out onto Romsey Road is a good idea or would it all be better going to Wimpson Lane?[/p][/quote]it was a bad idea to build homes in that location, its jobs that is needed in this area loads of them well into the hundreds southy
  • Score: 1

9:14pm Sun 23 Mar 14

loosehead says...

southy wrote:
loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
Come on that area do not need a Tesco it as a Co-op shop across the road
It has a major Tesco's not that far away it has Sainsbury in walking distance it has Co-op plus another store next door & isn't there a store in Wimpson Lane itself?
Come on Southy do you think having entrances & exits out onto Romsey Road is a good idea or would it all be better going to Wimpson Lane?
it was a bad idea to build homes in that location, its jobs that is needed in this area loads of them well into the hundreds
I can see serious traffic problems once this site is finished & I can only say I'm so happy I'm moving away.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Come on that area do not need a Tesco it as a Co-op shop across the road[/p][/quote]It has a major Tesco's not that far away it has Sainsbury in walking distance it has Co-op plus another store next door & isn't there a store in Wimpson Lane itself? Come on Southy do you think having entrances & exits out onto Romsey Road is a good idea or would it all be better going to Wimpson Lane?[/p][/quote]it was a bad idea to build homes in that location, its jobs that is needed in this area loads of them well into the hundreds[/p][/quote]I can see serious traffic problems once this site is finished & I can only say I'm so happy I'm moving away. loosehead
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9:58pm Sun 23 Mar 14

southy says...

loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
Come on that area do not need a Tesco it as a Co-op shop across the road
It has a major Tesco's not that far away it has Sainsbury in walking distance it has Co-op plus another store next door & isn't there a store in Wimpson Lane itself?
Come on Southy do you think having entrances & exits out onto Romsey Road is a good idea or would it all be better going to Wimpson Lane?
it was a bad idea to build homes in that location, its jobs that is needed in this area loads of them well into the hundreds
I can see serious traffic problems once this site is finished & I can only say I'm so happy I'm moving away.
off course there be traffic problems there was going to what ever went there
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Come on that area do not need a Tesco it as a Co-op shop across the road[/p][/quote]It has a major Tesco's not that far away it has Sainsbury in walking distance it has Co-op plus another store next door & isn't there a store in Wimpson Lane itself? Come on Southy do you think having entrances & exits out onto Romsey Road is a good idea or would it all be better going to Wimpson Lane?[/p][/quote]it was a bad idea to build homes in that location, its jobs that is needed in this area loads of them well into the hundreds[/p][/quote]I can see serious traffic problems once this site is finished & I can only say I'm so happy I'm moving away.[/p][/quote]off course there be traffic problems there was going to what ever went there southy
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10:35pm Sun 23 Mar 14

southy says...

loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
Come on that area do not need a Tesco it as a Co-op shop across the road
It has a major Tesco's not that far away it has Sainsbury in walking distance it has Co-op plus another store next door & isn't there a store in Wimpson Lane itself?
Come on Southy do you think having entrances & exits out onto Romsey Road is a good idea or would it all be better going to Wimpson Lane?
it was a bad idea to build homes in that location, its jobs that is needed in this area loads of them well into the hundreds
I can see serious traffic problems once this site is finished & I can only say I'm so happy I'm moving away.
off course there be traffic problems there was going to what ever went there,
Loose your Millbrook having ichy feet is normal for most we go away and we come back, I am no different my self i get ichy feet alot, i was away deep sea for 4 years from the age of 15 came back and was off again after 4 years in Redbridge traveling around 90's i moved to the somerset levels for 5 years and came back again, its in our blood to move around see things that others can only dream off but we return in the end.
If you pass by my place call in loose
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Come on that area do not need a Tesco it as a Co-op shop across the road[/p][/quote]It has a major Tesco's not that far away it has Sainsbury in walking distance it has Co-op plus another store next door & isn't there a store in Wimpson Lane itself? Come on Southy do you think having entrances & exits out onto Romsey Road is a good idea or would it all be better going to Wimpson Lane?[/p][/quote]it was a bad idea to build homes in that location, its jobs that is needed in this area loads of them well into the hundreds[/p][/quote]I can see serious traffic problems once this site is finished & I can only say I'm so happy I'm moving away.[/p][/quote]off course there be traffic problems there was going to what ever went there, Loose your Millbrook having ichy feet is normal for most we go away and we come back, I am no different my self i get ichy feet alot, i was away deep sea for 4 years from the age of 15 came back and was off again after 4 years in Redbridge traveling around 90's i moved to the somerset levels for 5 years and came back again, its in our blood to move around see things that others can only dream off but we return in the end. If you pass by my place call in loose southy
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