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.
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 iwight.com.