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Office blocks and an aviation museum could be built on empty land next to Sandown Airport, if re-submitted plans are approved by the Isle of Wight Council next month.

It is said that the proposed development, dubbed Sandown Employment Park, will create around 400 jobs, bringing economic investment opportunity with significant positive regeneration benefits to the Sandown and Lake area. It would also allow for the Island’s only dedicated aviation museum with an external display area.

In July 2018, a planning application was submitted to the Isle of Wight Council for a much larger development on the same parcel of land. Things have been scaled back now, with developers hoping their new plans address some of the concerns raised previously.

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A total of 246 parking spaces will be created to accommodate workers and visitors and the scheme’s plans show a new access road will be created.

Comments on the planning application can be left until 22nd November via

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Dicky Daniels

Our council allow huge numbers of houses in inappropriate places. This development will surely get permission.

West Wighter

Don’t bother Sandowns a dump the whole place is an unemployment area!!

Az-Zahara Aziz

Like all councils planning sweetners promising doctors,schools, or jobs the truth will likely be more social housing, as once permission is granted for the ‘sweetner ‘ projects then it is far easier to change such to housing.

As the uk is enriched the knock on effect of such areas by those who preferred life without causes many to choose the island to live. This then adds to the ruination. A cash strapped council will never say no to more council tax.

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