PLANNING SUBMITTED TO OVERHAUL SANDOWN BEACH HUTS AND KIOSK

Sandown seafront could be getting an upgrade if plans for new beach huts are approved.

Existing huts, said to be ‘dilapidated, visual eyesores’, are along the beach at Eastern Gardens. The proposal is to replace the 28 huts with new ones of the same size but an enhanced design.

Macaire Associates, planning agents, said applicants Bayside Beach want to upgrade the structures after a ‘clear lack of maintenance.’ The agents said replacing the old huts was the only practical option and the new finishes, in a range of colours, would brighten up the section of beach.

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The documents said:

“This is something the area is clearly in need of, especially if you consider the dilapidated and fire damaged hotels in the area.”

Bayside is also looking to extend the existing ice cream and beach supplies kiosk, further down Culver Parade, by 20sqm. The kiosk, however, is owned by the Isle of Wight Council and rented by the operators, whereas the beach huts are solely owned by Bayside.

The path in front of the huts is also said to be in need of upgrading, which the applicants hope to do at the same time. Overall, Macaire said, the proposal would benefit visitors, residents and other beach concessions.

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Despite no pre-application talks with the council’s planning department, the agents said Bayside Beach approached ward councillors for Sandown, Cllrs Debbie Andre and Ian Ward, who were both supportive of the project.

Island Roads, however, acting as highways authority, has recommended the application be refused due to concerns over pedestrian safety.

The kiosk extension would be along the pavement and Island Roads fear it would push waiting pedestrians closer to a live traffic lane with no protection. It would also obstruct public highway and be an inconvenience and a danger to the public.

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To view the plans, 21/01795/FUL, you can visit the council’s planning register. Comments will be accepted until 29th October.

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Nusty ruts .
Nusty ruts .
1 month ago

Island roads need to give it’s head a wobble .

Badger
Badger
1 month ago

Island roads needs to cut the hedges back at smallbrook on the approach to traffic lights all road signs forcing traffic in to on coming cars !

Ting tong from tooting
Ting tong from tooting
Reply to  Badger
1 month ago

What you talking……fool !

Badger
Badger
Reply to  Ting tong from tooting
1 month ago

Go and have a look bigger fool!

Ting tong from tooting
Ting tong from tooting
Reply to  Badger
1 month ago

Look at what ?
The run down beach huts at sandown , In which this article is about.
Or some obscure road junction in sh**y old Ryde…. even bigger fool !

Steve
Steve
1 month ago

This is going to tell us all how corrupt the leades are if they listen to the road contractors
Whats it got to do with island roads
They are just contractors they shouldn’t have a say in anything

 

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