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A planning application seeking permission to build almost 60 homes in St Helens – 20 of which would be social housing – has been lodged with the Isle of Wight Council.

The development would be built on land that is currently used as a camp site off Guildford Road, located near Upper Green Road.

Of the 57 homes there would be 16x 2-bed, 8x 3-bed and 13x 4-bed for the open market. A further 20 properties would be built as social housing consisting of 8x 1-bed flats, 6x 2-bed flats and 6x 2-bed houses.

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There would be parking for 118 cars.

St Helen’s Parish Council are arranging an Extra-ordinary Meeting to enable members, and residents, to debate and discuss the planning proposals. The meeting will take place from 20:00 on Wednesday 29th August 2018, in the Sports Pavilion.

Parish Chairman Joe Robertson has said:

“We are very mindful of the communities’ interest in the proposed development, and wish to ensure there is an opportunity for local consideration and comment before the closing date of 7th September 2018, which falls before our next regular meeting.

Vice Chairman John Coleman added:

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“We have arranged this meeting at short notice to ensure residents can contribute to the discussion, and enable Councillors to hear the views of local people, as well as enable them to comment directly if they so wish”.

The Parish Council are also organising a Public Presentation, by Island Roads, from 19:00 in the Pavilion on Wednesday 29th August, to discuss planned work on the Bridges along the Causeway – and members of the Public are welcome to attend.

Cllr Robertson concluded:

“We are grateful to the efforts of colleagues, enabling these sessions to be held during a time when most local venues are not available, as well as for Councillors’ flexibility to ensure we can hear the views of our residents at the earliest opportunity”.

Islanders have until 7th September to comment on the plans at

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