Chale Green Stores in the South Wight could soon become housing if the Isle of Wight Council gives the go-ahead for the development.
The once-popular shop and deli ceased trading in October 2019 when managers Jo Hofmann and Chris Smith decided it was no longer financially viable. It has remained empty since.
Now, an application has been submitted by the building’s owner, US-based businessman Vern Tyerman, to form 2 houses from the shop building with the construction of a third beside it. There would be enough parking for 6 cars with associated landscaping. The houses are proposed to consist of 1x 2-bedroom, 1x 3-bedroom and 1x 4-bedroom.
Back in 2019, it was hoped that the local Parish Council could purchase the freehold of the building to ensure the shop remained as a community asset. However, Mr Tyerman backed out of the deal at the last minute.
Interested parties have until 5th February to comment on the plans by searching 20/02248/FUL.