NEARLY 150 NEW HOMES COULD BE BUILT IN GUNVILLE IF PLANS ARE APPROVED

Plans for nearly 150 houses on the edge of Gunville look set to finally go before planners.

2 applications, full plans for 36 houses and outline for 113, were submitted in November 2019 but now revised plans are back before the Isle of Wight Council.

Ecological and archaeological information has been updated for both sets of plans, which have been proposed by DN Associates. No changes have been made to the number of houses proposed.

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The first phase of works could see the 36 houses built, if approved, as a mixture of 2 and 3-bed houses.

The development would add 2 roads and extend cul-de-sacs on Arthur Moody Drive and Forest Hills. The applications also propose upgrading the N151 footpath.

The second phase of a further 113 houses will wrap around the previous ones.

Other developments in Gunville have been given approval on either side of this scheme — a 22-house dwelling from Alvington Manor View and 50 plots off of Ash Lane. If the 149 houses get approved, the Gunville area could expand by 221 houses.

The original design and access statement for the development proposes 35% of the homes will be affordable — roughly 52 of the 149.

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To view or comment on the proposals, you can visit the council’s planning portal and search 19/01415/OUT (for the 113 dwellings) or 19/01426/FUL (for the 36 houses).

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Zorbeck
Zorbeck
4 months ago

Even MORE cou ncil tax into cou ncil coffers, yet they will still put up the c.tax for all, YET are cutting back on services. Selling schools, saving a fortune.

Getting Gov grants, so ‘where’ is all this extra, and saved and grant money going too?

dot
dot
4 months ago

so how many of three’s new houses will be for  local people ? And more farmland lost for good

Mary Janson's
Mary Janson's
Reply to  dot
4 months ago

A token gesture few locals will be likely housed, whilst it is more profitable for our uncaring council to take in main-land excess tenants as they are paid ‘to’ take such from their local authorities.

Ask you council if in doubt that this happens, as it does.

Problem then is, it adds to the Island population making finding work and future homes that much harder as these extra housed have children who will need a home eventually.

The council care little as they have a job, have private education and health, so, WHY would they?

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
4 months ago

Difficult to square this with IWC’s Strategic Plan which seeks to avoid building on greenfield sites.
And where are the extra medical facilities, bus routes …?

Mojo
Mojo
4 months ago

Anyone with any money and sense would buy a plot of what is now close discribed as farm land then in 10 years sell it to the council make a profit

Zorbeck
Zorbeck
Reply to  Mojo
4 months ago

Mojo, not quite that easy. For you have to know who, and where to send the thank you cards to those people for turning that plot from cheap land into expensive building land.

Then, suddenly environmental issues, farmland, and other ‘issues’ they ‘find’ for those small, turned down building issues won’t matter, and can be ‘gotten over’ IF the thank you card is a nice padded one.

Need to be in the right click and you will do very very well and several developers are, some are tickled PINK over it all. A clue there.

Chiz
Chiz
4 months ago

Is this a joke?
Another green field concreted over by this council for the great unwashed!
Wouldn’t want to house island families would we, rather they pay extortionate private rent

Debby
Debby
4 months ago

The Isle of Wight has GOT to STOP building more houses. We simply do not have the resources to support any more housing. Our roads, apart from being a mess still, are chocker block. Our hospital, dental and GP’s are overwhelmed. All the space over our empty and neglected shops should be turned into flats and all the empty and neglected houses should be compulsorily purchased. Stop building on greenfield sites.

plato
plato
4 months ago

Yet another SICK VILE DISGUSTING kick in the face. NO MORE HOUSING ESTATES IWC you MORONS

MissDemeanour
MissDemeanour
4 months ago

Please please send your objections to the council. The more people who stand up to this, the more people the council has to answer to. They may well be ‘corrupt’ but they are certainly self-serving and won’t commit political suicide.

Oldbutalive
Oldbutalive
4 months ago

Yet another development nowhere near where the so called bigwigs live, i wonder why?

fedup
fedup
4 months ago

……………. and employment will be provided at ……………….

Oh silly me. What a stupid thing to think about.

JHVF
JHVF
4 months ago

Will the message ever sink in. No, No, No.

Ding dong
Ding dong
Reply to  JHVF
4 months ago

We have to build houses so the illegal immigrants have somewhere to live.now stop moaning.

freeloaders
freeloaders
4 months ago

what the hell is wrong with these f%%kwits. No more effing houses – how many more times must we say no, before someone has to be spoken with more closely.

joe t
joe t
4 months ago

more brown envolopes flying about

Ding dong
Ding dong
Reply to  joe t
4 months ago

To put your turkey drumstick in.

Off to work
Off to work
4 months ago

Nice grren space Bob seely
Come on do what you say and stop this
Its not needed
BUILD FOR NEED NOT FOR GREED

Ron
Ron
4 months ago

W have got to get rid of this disgusting council who have only one policy build on fields
for people from the mainland to move into.

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
4 months ago

Ding dong (an apt name, apparently) do you not think it might be better for you and all of us to improve our own environment rather than simply muscling in on someone else’s?
Why should our elected reps and their (our) servants be allowed to wreck everything for no benefit except to capitalist developers and possibly their own pockets?

The Equaliser
The Equaliser
4 months ago

Hopefully they will be priced to keep islanders out, last thing us DFLs want is them moaning about how hard done by they are..

Dette53
Dette53
4 months ago

150 Homes = At least 150 more cars on our unkept roads.. Your car has to be roadworthy..But the roads don’t have to be Carworthy.

Dave
Dave
4 months ago

I wonder, have companies done a feasibility test ( or whatever it is called) to find out how many people this Island can sustain and still be a beautiful place for tourists.. just seems to me that if all these new homes are built, and in years and years they will be finally bought and filled, but what will the population of this beautiful Island be then? Or will it turn into a Suburb of Southampton and Portsmouth ? So sad to ruin a rural Island.. turning it into a housing estate..

Zorbeck
Zorbeck
Reply to  Dave
4 months ago

Dave, these greedy, self serving, individuals don’t care.

Stella
Stella
Reply to  Dave
4 months ago

We all need to vote at local elections next time, for otherwise nothing will change here Dave.

Dave
Dave
4 months ago

I suppose soon they will be building all along Tennyson Downs… why not, they are ruining everywhere else… Noticed they stopped the building proposal at Seaclose Park Newport, because they did not want to lose all the money they get from the Isle of Wight Festival… obviously..

Dave
Dave
4 months ago

Imagine houses all along Military Road both sides… bye bye lovely Island…

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