Southampton's The Supper Rooms in Swaythling could be converted into flats after 35 years in business

Daily Echo: The Supper Rooms in Swaythling could be turned into 17 flats The Supper Rooms in Swaythling could be turned into 17 flats

A POPULAR Southampton restaurant could be knocked down to be replaced with flats.

The Supper Rooms, pictured, in Swaythling, closed in 2010 after a 35-year history as an eaterie.

Since then the building in High Road has been empty and now a developer is set to find out whether its plans for flats at the site will go ahead.

Lainstone Colleys LLP had applied to put up a two-storey building at the site, which would contain 17 self-contained flats.

Three residents and Swaythling ward councillor Maureen Turner have all objected to the plans.

They say the proposed flats are cramped and the proposals would represent an overdevelopment of the site.

But city council officers have recommended that councillors approve the plans at the next meeting of the licensing committee tomorrow.

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3:06pm Mon 21 Apr 14

03alpe01 says...

Quick question: If it was so popular, then why did it close?
Quick question: If it was so popular, then why did it close? 03alpe01
  • Score: 6

6:59pm Mon 21 Apr 14

issacchunt says...

Three residents and Swaythling ward councillor Maureen Turner have all objected to the plans.

That's not going to cut any ice, they've just built 360 flats on the car park so how can they reject 17 flats. Council-where will all these people park? Echo go ask the questions instead of your lies saying the 360 flats were built on derelict or unused ground. It was the carpark and swaythling lost it plus the council office and youth club.

echo, research and tell the truth rather than glorifying anything the uni does.
Three residents and Swaythling ward councillor Maureen Turner have all objected to the plans. That's not going to cut any ice, they've just built 360 flats on the car park so how can they reject 17 flats. Council-where will all these people park? Echo go ask the questions instead of your lies saying the 360 flats were built on derelict or unused ground. It was the carpark and swaythling lost it plus the council office and youth club. echo, research and tell the truth rather than glorifying anything the uni does. issacchunt
  • Score: 4

8:25pm Mon 21 Apr 14

thesouth says...

And the new student block opposite ISN'T crammed ????
And the new student block opposite ISN'T crammed ???? thesouth
  • Score: 2

10:10pm Mon 21 Apr 14

S Pance says...

It was sh1t, frequented by poncy types who thought it somehow cool to be served at the same time as everyone else.
It was sh1t, frequented by poncy types who thought it somehow cool to be served at the same time as everyone else. S Pance
  • Score: -4

11:46pm Mon 21 Apr 14

mr.southampton says...

03alpe01 wrote:
Quick question: If it was so popular, then why did it close?
Exactly. The story was though that the original owners who ran it for years as Colley's Supper Rooms sold it a year, or two before it closed down.
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: Quick question: If it was so popular, then why did it close?[/p][/quote]Exactly. The story was though that the original owners who ran it for years as Colley's Supper Rooms sold it a year, or two before it closed down. mr.southampton
  • Score: 3

2:46am Tue 22 Apr 14

andysaints007 says...

S Pance wrote:
It was sh1t, frequented by poncy types who thought it somehow cool to be served at the same time as everyone else.
Pr!ck
[quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: It was sh1t, frequented by poncy types who thought it somehow cool to be served at the same time as everyone else.[/p][/quote]Pr!ck andysaints007
  • Score: -1

10:18am Tue 22 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

S Pance wrote:
It was sh1t, frequented by poncy types who thought it somehow cool to be served at the same time as everyone else.
Looks like someone couldn't afford to eat there....

cue some nonsense or other about how much money he has, can afford to dine out every night and chooses not to and blah blah blah blah blah.
[quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: It was sh1t, frequented by poncy types who thought it somehow cool to be served at the same time as everyone else.[/p][/quote]Looks like someone couldn't afford to eat there.... cue some nonsense or other about how much money he has, can afford to dine out every night and chooses not to and blah blah blah blah blah. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 0

10:43pm Tue 22 Apr 14

southampton999 says...

You can't moan about the 360 units built on the site in Swaythling. This is government policy to get students living in good accommodation, to encourage fee paying foreign students to study here and most importantly to allow families to live in three bed houses with gardens in towns again. After all who would sell a house in the Polygon for example when 5 students are paying 2000 per month between them to live there? If you worked out the value based upon this return then your are pricing young families out of the housing market. You have whole student areas in Southampton where this has happened and remember students don't pay council tax so these houses aren't paying for refuse collection etc etc etc
You can't moan about the 360 units built on the site in Swaythling. This is government policy to get students living in good accommodation, to encourage fee paying foreign students to study here and most importantly to allow families to live in three bed houses with gardens in towns again. After all who would sell a house in the Polygon for example when 5 students are paying 2000 per month between them to live there? If you worked out the value based upon this return then your are pricing young families out of the housing market. You have whole student areas in Southampton where this has happened and remember students don't pay council tax so these houses aren't paying for refuse collection etc etc etc southampton999
  • Score: -1

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