Harry Redknapp property firm's plans to evict 28 homeless people for new hotel

Mail Online | 1/16/2019 | Alexander Robertson For Mailonline
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I'm A Celebrity winner Harry Redknapp has been slammed over his latest plans to evict 28 homeless people from a former hotel he wants to turn into luxury flats.

The former footballer manager's development company has submitted a planning application to turn the Belgravia Hotel in Bournemouth, Dorset, into 14 apartments.

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The building ceased being used as a hotel in 1992 and since then an elderly couple have run it as a bedsit for 28 vulnerable homeless people.

Should the plans, which includes five mew-style homes on the site, get the go-ahead, those living in the hotel would be evicted.

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The proposal has already been rejected on two occasions by the local council, with an application for 21 flats turned down in December.

Pierfront Developments, of which Mr Redknapp and his wife Sandra are directors, bought the property in 2016 for £1.25million.

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Gerry and Wendy Hunt, who took over the Belgravia Hotel in 1988, say they were allowed to remain on the site as tenants following the initial purchase.

Planners at Bournemouth Borough Council had concerns about the loss of the building, that is in a East Cliff conservation area.

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The Redknapps, who visited a homeless shelter in Bournemouth last month to give out food to vulnerable people, have now returned with a third bid.

The new project would see the existing three-storey building retained but converted into flats.

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The Hunts said the new proposal was 'unnecessary' and accused Pierfront Developments of...
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