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LANDSCAPE LANE HOUSING PLANS BACK BEFORE THE COUNCIL – WITH 1 LESS HOUSE

A previously rejected housing scheme on the outskirts of Newport is coming back before planners — this time with 1 fewer house.

Outline plans for 13 houses on Landscape Lane, between Long Lane and Staplers, seek approval from the Isle of Wight Council just a year after previous plans to build on the agricultural site were refused.

Submitted by Mrs C. Ferns of the Cotton Trust, the revised plans would have a mix of properties, ranging from 2 to 4-bed, detached and semi-detached, single and 2-storey.

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The previous scheme, for 14 houses, was thrown out by the Isle of Wight Council on 8 grounds, with officers saying it would be a ‘cramped’ and ‘visually intrusive’ development, having a ‘serious adverse impact’ on the local character and appearance.

There were also concerns it would negatively impact the highway network, with busy main roads in and out of Newport, Staplers Road and Long Lane, affected.

In the recent plans, however, the agent on behalf of the applicant, Phil Salmon Planning, said it has been changed to take full account of the previous reasons for refusals and concerns.

Apart from the reduction in houses, the point of access to the site has also been reduced to 1 and new footpaths have been added.

Planning documents say the revised application is a ‘significant positive and enhanced opportunity’ to provide a mix of much-needed housing, ‘in a sustainable location’ while enhancing highway safety at Landscape Lane.

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Despite the changes, 7 objections have already been lodged by locals and Island Roads has recommended the development be refused. The highways authority listed 4 reasons the development should be turned down including inadequate footway provision, insufficient information relating to the surface water drainage impact and inadequate passing bay width.

One objector said:

“I feel the extra traffic generated and narrow single track road will make this development a danger to residents and general users of the lane.”

To view the application, 21/02423/OUT, you can visit the council’s planning register. Comments can be submitted until 19th January.

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4 days ago

when is this women going to get through her thick skill we don’t want her houses here if she is the same women who lives in london why don’t she build them there

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
4 days ago

Mrs C. Ferns of the Cotton Trust

another deadbeat that wants to ruin the islands greenfields, increase traffic congestion, increase queues at the doctors/dentist and hospital, increase pollution, increase co2 in the atmosphere and for what – to line her own filthy pocket and she will be living far away in a nice clean area, without the mess she is creating for us to live in

the council need to tell this disgusting environment wrecker to clear off.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
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4 days ago

Mrs C. Ferns – company name Cotton Trust – address c/o Whitegate Building, Arctic Road, Cowes

JHVF
JHVF
4 days ago

Is ‘agricultural site’ a new code name for ‘greenfield’ ? Throw it out, again. What part of ‘No’ is not understood ?

Simon
Simon
4 days ago

There needs to be legislation brought in to protect the overdevelopment of the Island. All these schemes add up and effects everyone living here.

Walter Sobchak
Walter Sobchak
4 days ago

Unfortunately the inconsistent decision making that now goes on at IOW Planning will help the Developer get this approved. I will guess that behind the scenes there will be plea bargaining to pay for ‘off-site’ affordable housing or offering a bit of scrap land for a cycleway or some such. This will be duly sugar coated as a grand act of philanthropy. The Planners are the enablers. The land owners and developers just rub their hands together.

 

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