• The Fort Cumberland Arms

    Save The Fort Cumberland Arms

    UPDATE 3RD OCTOBER 2012: I am delighted that the Planning Committee have listened to the concerns of local residents and rejected the planning application.

    UPDATE 29TH AUGUST 2012: I have used my powers as a local councillor to formally request that the planning application is considered by a committee of local councillors and NOT just considered by officers.

    Over 600 people have signed a petition against turning the The Fort Cumberland Arms  into a day nursery.

    The Fort Cumberland Arms is a thriving local pub – and it’s the only one left on Eastney Road. It’s an important meeting place for families and older people in the centre of Milton.

    The site is also wholly unsuitable to be a day nursery, it is on a busy junction with very little parking available. The applicants are proposing to have over 60 children and staff without providing sufficient additional parking. I previously raised concerns about people being forced to stop on double-yellow lines around that junction when Tesco submitted it’s original proposals for the garage site.

    The Fort Cumberland Arms is a thriving local pub – and it’s the only one left on Eastney Road. It’s an important meeting place for families and older people.

    Shockingly, these proposals come from Punch Taverns despite their reassurances last year that they had no further plans to close pubs in Portsmouth!

    I am pleased to support the campaign to save this pub and have already helped host a meeting with regulars and local residents to discuss how we can oppose the plans.

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