A number of outbuildings which make up part of the F. H. Winter and Sons site in Havenstreet could be turned into luxury houses.
A planning application, submitted to the Isle of Wight Council by a member of the Winter family, is asking to demolish garages and storage buildings and construct 6 houses, which are designed to fit in with the village.
The ‘underused’ and ‘unkempt’ brownfield site is used to sell cars currently but could be redeveloped to provide 3x 2-bed and 3x 3-bed houses on Havenstreet’s Main Road.
F.H. Winter and Sons spreads across both sides of the main road but the showroom, and garage with petrol pumps, will remain untouched.
Planning agents Andrew White Planning Consultancy have said the Isle of Wight Council had accepted the principle of house building within Havenstreet on many occasions, with developments of existing buildings and constructions of new ones.
This particular site is also listed on the council’s brownfield register and agents say this ‘strongly infers’ the council accepts the principle of developing the site.
The Isle of Wight’s branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has shown its support for the development as it is a brownfield site, the 2-bedroom houses are in line with the local housing needs assessment and the cottage-style look of the dwellings will be sensitive to the landscape.
To view, or comment on, the proposals, 21/00358/FUL, you can view the council’s planning register. Comments will be accepted until 6th April.