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A fishing lake offering both day fishing and private fishing could be created in Winford, alongside 7 holiday chalets, if plans are approved.

In a proposal to create a ‘high quality’ tourist attraction, a plan submitted by Sam Woodward at Winford Farm could see fields excavated to create a fishing lake with a wide variety of stock filling the lake.

7 holiday chalets would also be constructed at the farm off Watery Lane to be situated on the bank of the lake, with a patio overlooking the water so holidaymakers can fish directly from their accommodation.

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Each chalet would have its own exclusive, specific zone, which would guarantee private fishing, although site plans also show areas mapped out for day fishing.

Planning agent Norman White said in documents it is anticipated there will be a strong demand for this type of holiday and it will contribute to the Island’s economy.

Mr White also said the site will be well-secluded, screened on 3 sides so it is would have limited impact on the surrounding environment.

The fishing lake and holiday chalets would create 3 jobs.

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The Environment Agency has not objected to the planning application.

Next to the proposed fishing lake will be the new 42-unit housing development and business park built on the former Branstone Farm, which was approved last year. Work has now begun on that site.

To view the plans, or comment on the application 21/00260/FUL, you can visit the council’s planning portal. Comments will be accepted until 19th March.

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1 day ago

Yes yes yes!! Let’s get it built! Be best lake on island that!

1 day ago

What’s the odds on the council saying no

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