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BOB SEELY SAYS NO NEED TO BUILD ON GREENFIELD LAND IN NEWPORT 

Island MP Bob Seely has objected to fresh plans to build houses on a parcel of greenfield land on the outskirts of Newport.

The application proposes the construction of 13 houses in Landscape Lane despite a previous application for 14 houses on the land being rejected last year.

Mr Seely has said there is no need for houses on greenfield land when regeneration was needed in the town centre. He’s said:

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“Removing an area of agricultural land to build car-dependent housing on the outskirts of the town does not fit with Newport’s needs moving forward. Regeneration is needed in the town centre with empty properties brought back into use.

“There are brownfield sites in Newport that could be developed to drive regeneration and provide low-cost housing. There is absolutely no need to build houses on this parcel of greenfield land.”

Mr Seely has gone on to say that the development would not deliver affordable homes for Islanders:

“These are car-dependent market houses that we have in abundance on the Island. We need more suitable, and genuinely affordable, accommodation to meet the needs of Islanders, and this is where our efforts need to be focussed. We must not allow developers to distract us from putting Islanders first.”

“The additional traffic that would be generated as a result of these additional houses would put more pressure on the surrounding roads, worsening congestion at busy times. There would also inevitably be an increased risk of accidents and injury at the junctions with Staplers Road and Long Lane.

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“The application gives little consideration to pedestrians, service vehicles, or existing residents. Island Roads say the footways are too narrow and service vehicles won’t be able to pass. Hampshire Constabulary say the new footpath will increase the opportunities for crime and disorder and the fear of crime. This all points to the fact that this development is ill-thought-through and driven purely by profit with little consideration given as to how it will impact residents and traffic.”

Mr Seely has said he is pleased previous plans were rejected and adds:

 “I hope that, for the sake of the existing residents of Landscape Lane and motorists, these plans are rejected.”

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fred
fred
4 months ago

Excellent, that will mean my house price will go up. Sod the young, they can go whistle. I like watching the value of my house go up. New houses will bring down prices, we need to stop all new builds.

No said Fred
No said Fred
Reply to  fred
4 months ago

I bet your fun at parties, If it weren’t for the young, who would serve you you’re caviar and champagne? Its people like you, that’s the reason why young people get a bad name. Why? Because, they are young, maybe trying something new, applying their trade, but because you are used to your way, that’s not good enough. Like The handler at M&S who is just trying to get some work experience, is making mistakes because your tutting her. I imagine Fred, that your the type of guy who moans and complains about the festival, has a whinge at the ferry for their extortionate prices and delays and doesn’t like the sound of joy? Well there’s an easy solution to this Fred, move to the mainland. You can move to the new forest, where there will be no music festivals to complain about, no ferry’s to whinge at, and most… Read more »

Planet Reality Check
Planet Reality Check
Reply to  No said Fred
4 months ago

The ferries are to expensive, the festival used to be good but is now just hosting a load of old has beens, The only people that seem to want to come over here now are the drugs gangs and boy and girl) racers in their souped up crash machines. Oh and I don’t like caviar. I live and work here and I am fed up with people just cowering down to the idiots in charge. Snowflakes don’t just fall from the sky do they ?

Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
Reply to  No said Fred
4 months ago

Well said, people like him, is what gives the island a bad name.
Imagine living next door to that dumb old f**k.

stephen
stephen
4 months ago

Bob there is no need to build on any site on the Island.

Planet Reality Check
Planet Reality Check
4 months ago

Oh Bob, no-one will listen to you or your joke of a Tory party anymore. Wine and biscuits anyone, or maybe half a sausage too. The building will go on and on and on because all the council want is our council tax cash so they can fund more pay increases for themselves and keep the gravy train rolling on. Only 1 hospital, rubbish roads, more crime and drugs and of course more concrete.

Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
Reply to  Planet Reality Check
4 months ago

Why don’t you and Fred move in together ?
Moan, moan, moan, moan.
Stop knocking the IW.
If you don’t like it then move away !

Tim Brayford
Tim Brayford
4 months ago

If I owned two flats in London and rented a holiday home on the island big enough to house a young local family I might not appreciate the need for new housing on the island either.

 

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