PLANS FOR HOME IN PUB CAR PARK TO BE APPEALED FOLLOWING PERMISSION REFUSAL

Plans for a house in the car park of the Three Bishops pub in Brighstone are being appealed to the government again after the Isle of Wight Council again refused planning permission.

The applicants, Punch Partnerships, are hoping for a change of luck for its proposal for a 3-bedroom house.

An application was first submitted in early 2020 but was refused by the Isle of Wight Council and then dismissed at appeal by the Planning Inspectorate. After making revisions to the plan, it was again refused by the local planning authority in November 2020 and the decision has once again been appealed.

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On behalf of the applicant, CPC Planning Consultants, in a statement to the Inspectorate, say the ‘majority of negative impacts alleged by the council have been erroneously carried forward’ from the previous refusal ‘despite not being upheld’ by the government body.

CPC says the applicant has sought pre-application advice and worked on feedback but the council had not sought to engage proactively with them.

Despite that, the council refused the application on the grounds it would not protect or enhance the character of the Brighstone Conservation Area or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as being an over-development of the site.

Addressing those issues, CPC said by reducing the height, changing its position and re-orientating it, the house had been heavily revised to ensure it complemented the conservation area  the house.

It also said there was no basis for the council to allege the scheme was overdevelopment, as its design and placement had been carefully considered.

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Council officers also raised issue with a lack of a noise impact assessment, with the house being so close to a pub, but one now forms part of the appeal documents.

The agents argue with suitable mitigation measures, such as good acoustic design and ventilation methods, there was no reason to suggest residents would be adversely affected by noise levels.

No date has been given by the Planning Inspectorate as to when the appeal would be decided.

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isle of wighter
isle of wighter
1 month ago

it is a car park not a building plot – there is the reason for refusal – selfish and greedy – more pollution, more mess

Brian
Brian
1 month ago

Give it up stop trying to cash in with more building of houses – go and build on the mainland.
Honestly some folk don’t know the meaning of the word ‘No’
Punch Partnerships ?? More like the Punch and Judy show

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Brian
1 month ago

‘Go and build on the mainland’ – because people on the mainland love overpopulation? It’s like you turning up at mainland hospital and being told to go back to the island. It’s all one country, not your own precious piece of rock that gets special treatment. Stop being so daft.

Islander born & bred
Islander born & bred
Reply to  Bob
1 month ago

It may have escaped your notice but the Island is of limited size and surrounded by sea. We cannot make the land mass grow bigger just so people who want to come and live here can build and claim it is their right as though it is just part of the mainland. There is not enough space without drastically impacting on green areas, which has already been happening destructively for years now and changed the character of the Island for the worse.

oldbutalive
oldbutalive
1 month ago

Seems a little odd that several small developments are being refused, yet the larger ones are being passed.
Also they keep mentioning the Island has a target to meet re number of properties to be built.
Yet today, the PM stated there were no such building targets set for any area.

Bob
Bob
Reply to  oldbutalive
1 month ago

That is the whole point. Large developments are worth a lot to the Council – not a single property but they have to refuse something. Like this one. Simples.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
1 month ago

That is why the councillors are not fit for purpose..

the island says…we do not have enough dentists and people are suffering.
the NHS says it is struggling to find dentists who will move to the island and offer services
the housebuilders say – we will build a dental surgery, which justifies our housebuilding
the council green light the building on the dental surgery build – but no dentist

if there aren’t enough dentists already and the NHS cant get any, what point is there building a surgery
that will just be empty and then converted into another house or flat.

councillors must say – no more houses for green and infrastructure reasons.

 

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