Homeless housing bid considered

By Post  
Thursday 16th January 2020 3:00 pm
Pinewood Village Hall

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PLANS to turn a disused community hall into temporary accommodation for homeless people from across East Hampshire were due to be discussed as the Post went to press on January 14.

Whitehill Town Council’s planning sub-committee was set to consider a proposal from Velocity RDT Ltd to create seven studio flats and three mobile homes by converting Pinewood Village Hall in Bordon.

There would also be cycle parking, a bin store enclosure and a storage shed on the Rydal Close site, which is off the High Street between the Post Office and One Stop.

The application was submitted to East Hampshire District Council on January 2 and has attracted 16 comments from members of the public, with 14 objecting and two in favour.

Six homes would be for a single person. There would be two for couples – one accessible for people in wheelchairs – and two with two bedrooms for use by a couple and a child.

Pinewood Village Hall closed in October 2018 and East Hampshire District Council announced plans to use it for homeless people last September.