APPLICATION MADE TO SQUEEZE ANOTHER 2 HOMES ONTO WOOTTON HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

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More houses are wanted at a Wootton housing development.

Planning permission for 9 residential units had been granted for the new Hunter’s Moon Close at the top of Lushington Hill but now developers, Solent Homes, are asking for permission to add in 2 more 3-bed houses.

Plots 6 and 7 at the back of the under-construction cul-de-sac would be split further, downgrading their agreed double garages to single to make access to the new houses, creating a total of 11 units, — in a move planning agents argue would not cause overdevelopment.

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Andrew White Planning Consultancy said the development had become very popular, with 3 of the houses already occupied while the others are built, and through the course of the building works ‘it became apparent’ the land could further be optimised by constructing more housing.

The agents say with generous spacing between the proposed buildings, the new housing would appear as an ‘organic evolution of the development’ and not awkward, tackling comments from objectors the site would become cramped.

With the original 9 homes nearing completion it is thought the houses could be built quickly, if approval is given, with money being contributed to off-site affordable housing.

One objector said the original plans for 2 houses and 7 bungalows had been continuously revised to now include a possible 6 houses and 5 bungalows, which represents a significant overdevelopment of the site with a potentially higher increase in traffic on an already very busy road.

To view or comment on the application (20/02235/FUL), you can view the Isle of Wight Council’s planning portal. Comments will be accepted until 5th February.

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freeloaders
freeloaders
3 months ago

More overdevelopment, less greenfields, less trees, less oxygen put in to the atmosphere, more CO2 put into the atmosphere, more rubbish, more people, more tailbacks, more queues at the dr, dentist, shops, hospital, longer waiting times and more overcrowding and for what – so that some feckless environmental terro rist can pocket some cash and clear off back to the nice houses in large open spaces that he/she lives in.

Gullible Islander
Gullible Islander
3 months ago

That’s a no brainer, of course they’ll get it. Architects are so switched on to how the council work.
Oh look we’ve just realised we can get another two houses in there, how did we not see that when we first did the drawings 😉
Bravo, but all those in the building game know your tricks and anyway it’s another two lots of council tax and some more bitcoin being exchanged so it will be passed in seconds.

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
3 months ago

“with money being contributed to off-site affordable housing”
In other words,instead of building the proportion of affordable homes specified in Island Plan, they will lend some cash to our super-competent Council who will also manage not to spend it on housing and will have to give it back after 5 years.
Talk about a rigged system.

Gorob
Gorob
3 months ago

They have no regard for peoples needs. You don’t want to be squeezed into a space with no adequate garden space or privacy around you. The houses they SQUEEZE in a building plot now are so small inside that nobody has any storage room or room for a wardrobe and drawers etc. No adequate room for family kitchen needs. Garages are so small now you can’t even open your car door once you have parked inside, so garages become a much needed storage space. Houses used to be built with room for a growing family with floor space to match the needs of the size family buying or renting. They build as many Rabbit Hutches as they can fit in a space and then squeeze a couple more in. Where do they think the children will play if they keep taking any spare space up they can make money out… Read more »

JHVF
JHVF
3 months ago

Give em an inch and they’ll take a mile. But only if the authorities are stupid enough.

Farage-Nigel
Farage-Nigel
3 months ago

The nicest village on the island needs to stay just as it is, no more here please

Dave
Dave
3 months ago

Why are you all moaning at developers and planners? The problem is YOU.
You have kids- they need houses.
You buy stuff- it comes on lorrys.
You turn your lights on- get global warming.
You drive a car- you get traffic.
YOU AND ME.

Oldbutalive
Oldbutalive
3 months ago

If they get the 2 additional, will they then apply for even more? and if they get them, apply for more till they can’t cram anymore in?

Graham Cable
Graham Cable
3 months ago

Organic evolution of the development what a load of bollocks

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