Plans for 43 homes and a Tesco for former Ordnance Survey site in Maybush, Southampton

Daily Echo: The Ordnance Survey being demolished last year The Ordnance Survey being demolished last year

DOZENS of new homes and a Tesco Express store are set to be built on the site of the old Ordnance Survey offices in Southampton.

The city council’s planning panel yesterday gave the go-ahead to developer Kier’s plans for the site in Romsey Road, Maybush.

The firm now has planning permission to build 43 houses, 23 flats, a 1,000 sq ft retail or cafe unit and a public park.

And supermarket giant Tesco is set to create 30 jobs by opening a new 4,113sq ft Express store at the site.

OS’s former headquarters at the site was knocked down in 2012 as the firm moved to a new base at Adanac Park.

Work is already under way on the other two sections of the site. Barratt Homes is building 141 homes on its southern side, while Taylor Wimpey is building 179 homes on its northern side.

Construction work at the 24-acre site is set to be completed by the end of next year.

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6:41am Wed 26 Mar 14

tootle says...

Yet another Tesco? How about a school?
Yet another Tesco? How about a school? tootle
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6:41am Wed 26 Mar 14

aldermoorboy says...

Good news
Good news aldermoorboy
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7:24am Wed 26 Mar 14

rhubarbrhubarb says...

In fairness, the Co-Op is 10metres across the road so this TESCO definitely required.
In fairness, the Co-Op is 10metres across the road so this TESCO definitely required. rhubarbrhubarb
  • Score: 1

7:49am Wed 26 Mar 14

Mr sheep says...

there's a big Tesco just down the rd. from there and traffic is bad enough , how about a new school as the ones in that area are already over full
there's a big Tesco just down the rd. from there and traffic is bad enough , how about a new school as the ones in that area are already over full Mr sheep
  • Score: 3

7:55am Wed 26 Mar 14

Lazy says...

Have to put the polish somewhere !!!!
Have to put the polish somewhere !!!! Lazy
  • Score: -2

10:15am Wed 26 Mar 14

Outside of the Box says...

Barratt Homes? if they're anything like the ones in Thornhill recently built, they will leak, good luck to any poor s0d who buys or get lumbered with one of Bob the Builder Barratt Homes
Barratt Homes? if they're anything like the ones in Thornhill recently built, they will leak, good luck to any poor s0d who buys or get lumbered with one of Bob the Builder Barratt Homes Outside of the Box
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