4-BED HOUSES PLANNED FOR DISUSED OPEN SPACE IN LUCCOMBE

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Plans have been submitted to build houses on a former school field overlooking Sandown Bay.

Since Upper Chine School closed in 1994, the sports pitch on Luccombe Road, next door to The Reach apartment block, has remained empty.

Outline planning permission was granted for houses on the site in 2017 but the application lapsed. Now, new proposals submitted by developer Mark King have adapted the previously approved plans.

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4x 4-bed, 3-storey houses, with separate garages, could occupy the site if permission is granted.

Planning agents for the development, Oliver Morgan Architects, have said the scale, design and general aesthetic will complement the site.

Looking over the south-east coast of the Island, the cliff at the edge of the development has been identified as being at risk of ‘episodic erosion’. However, according to the planning agents the units have been placed outside the erosion zone.

A cliff stability assessment was performed as part of the application and it was determined the site will remain stable for at least the next 100 years.

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To view the proposals, or comment on the application, 21/00407/FUL, you can visit the council’s planning portal. Comments will be accepted until 20th April.

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Steve
Steve
1 month ago

No affordable housing then. Nothing changes

temperance
temperance
Reply to  Steve
1 month ago

Good, why encourage a load more poor from mainland over here keep them priced out.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  temperance
1 month ago

OK then make it affordable housing for Island residents

Hard hat harry
Hard hat harry
Reply to  Steve
1 month ago

Just because you can’t afford it .does not mean someone else cannot .don’t blame builders for your poor life choices.

Lady Dunstanding
Lady Dunstanding
Reply to  Hard hat harry
1 month ago

Any builder that sets foundations in that part of Luccombe, so close to a crumbling cliff, needs his hard hat read, Harry. Regards.

Same old, same old
Same old, same old
1 month ago

Oh, yuk. Leave the site unspoilt!

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
1 month ago

 build houses on a former school field

……..

they just cannot help themselves can they – why are we seeing a never ending stream of people trying to destroy the environments ability to put oxygen into the atmosphere and take CO2 out, so that we can breathe clean fresh air.?

how about it stays as a field, plant some trees – make it a nice new, open public space that looks over the bay

say no to more concrete and yes to more grass and clean air.

Joe Bloggs
Joe Bloggs
1 month ago

Lets leave the plot empty. Cut down the number of holiday homes on the Island.

temperance
temperance
Reply to  Joe Bloggs
1 month ago

Holiday homes keep the islands construction firms, not barrets or david wilson lot, but island builders going especially through the winter months. Pay full council tax, less likely to cause trouble, don’t want free school meals and all the other hand outs, raise the profile of an area, only add traffic six weeks of the year. You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself

Nick Black
Nick Black
1 month ago

I don’t think the developers of this site know what they want to build.
I think this is at least the THIRD planning application for this plot!
Needless to say NOTHING will resemble anything like ‘ordinary’ homes that regular people can affford, and I’m not talking so-called ‘affordable housing/benefit hutches’, just regular family housing!

Claire Compton
Claire Compton
1 month ago

Not so long ago this land couldn’t be built on as it was an area of special scientific interest. What happened to that?

Lady Dunstanding
Lady Dunstanding
Reply to  Claire Compton
1 month ago

It still is, but certain politicos only want to send their children to one school. The same school which owns the this land. The same school which wrecked the beautiful Upper Chine building and demolished lots more. Now it wants to build on its own playing fields. As it is exactly that. A playing field owned by a school. Ergo-school playing field. Nothing former here, except for planners.

Lady Dunstanding
Lady Dunstanding
1 month ago

Not a former school field. It is a school field. It is owned by Ryde School and is a field. Ergo-school field. Another example of our highly regarded local public school having no love for the Island’s beauty, because it’s pupils are only educated here because it’s relatively safe. They won’t want to work here when they are older. God forbid!

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