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rosemaryvineyardhousingdevelopmentmasterplanA planning application for the development of a 197 home estate off Smallbrook Lane in Ryde has been submitted to the Isle of Wight Council.

The plans propose transforming the land currently used as Rosemary Vineyard into a new housing estate consisting of 197 properties and a community building. The application seeks permission for the building to be used as a local store and a doctors surgery.

If approved, the development would see the demolition of Rosemary Vineyard and Sharon Orchard. A new roundabout would be built on Smallbrook Lane and an additional entrance put in place off Ashey Road, where Trotters Riding School would also be demolished.

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The new estate would consist of 80x Southern Housing 2, 3 and 4-bedroom houses; 33x 2-bed houses; 41x 3-bed houses; 3x 4-bed houses; 23 self-build plots; 8x 1-bed flats and 9x ‘passive houses’.

Islanders have until 28th October to comment on the plans, which can be accessed at

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