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An ‘ill-founded’ planning application for 3 houses on a narrow road in Carisbrooke has been rejected by the Isle of Wight Council.

Developers were hoping to build 3 houses – 2x 4-beds and 1x 3-bed – on Alvington Road, after submitting an application in April earlier this year but following objections from neighbours and residents of the road, the Isle of Wight Council has refused to permit permission for the scheme.

Planning agents, on behalf of the developer, said each property would benefit from a large driveway, with ‘plenty of space for off-road parking and large rear gardens’ and the proposals would ‘secure considerable improvements’ to the road network by widening the access to five metres as well as providing a public turning head.

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The current footpath along the road was also proposed to be changed into a public bridleway to connect onto the proposed cycle track from Newport to Yarmouth.

Newport and Carisbrooke Community Council did not object to the plans but residents of Alvington Road, and others on the Island, registered their concerns about the proposal with one saying the development would be ‘ill-founded’.

Overdevelopment of farmland and a concern the houses would set a precedent for further building in the road were also mentioned but the most common, main concern, was the limited road capacity.

One neighbour said:

“I believe allowing this planning application would be detrimental to the safety of all the residents and children including their property due to the increase of vehicular activity,” with recent incidents that access has become more challenging for fire engines, the refuse collection lorry and other larger vehicles due to the narrow road and on-street parking.

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Planning officers for the Isle of Wight Council refused the development earlier this week, citing their ‘scale, location and position’ having an adverse impact on the character and appearance of the failing, failing to protect and preserve the visual amenity of the plot and would fail to reflect the mix of housing required for the area.

They said:

“Extending the line formation along Alvington Road would result in a detrimental and incongruous development, eroding a pleasant and open green space.

“The visual and landscape harm associated with the proposed development would not be outweighed by the delivery of these units.”

The developers have six months from the date of rejection to appeal the decision.

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Fatty belcher

Only large scale developments such as Penny Feathers in Ryde can afford the large ‘thank you’ card to the council.   With such devastating large scale ruination this seem to have more luck that small scale, organic growth.   We are all NIMBY’s, but, a large scale development doesn’t just ‘stop’ at ruining the lives of those abutting such, but the entire community for miles around, in increased traffic, crime, overcrowding, pressure on services etc.   Be much nicer for more small developments in many different areas than mass building in one.   That is how building always has worked… Read more »

Lady Longdown Dunne-Standing

A councillor maybe lives along that road, methinks…

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