Residents in Shalfleet were left surprised last night (Thursday) when, just one hour after Pamela Myles had been elected as one of three new Shalfleet Parish Councillors, her residential planning application was released by the Isle of Wight Council.
Locals have expressed their shock to Island Echo as the newly-elected Parish Councillor Pamela Myles’s application for a new house on non-residential land – already refused twice by the Parish Council and the Isle of Wight Council – was revealed just one hour after the election results were declared by the Returning Officer.
In the Planning Statement, Mrs Myles offers to pay £10,000 to the Shalfleet Church of England School as a gesture of goodwill in a bid to assist the planning application, an application which has not been welcomed by the residents of Shalfleet in the past.
Mrs Myles had a vote of 138, the second-largest vote in the election. The election saw John McGuirk, Pamela Myles and Stephen French elected.
Number of valid ballot papers counted: 321. Turnout 23.5%.
110 Mike Carr
132 Stephen French
155 John Francis McGuirk
138 Pamela Vivien Myles
119 Shirley Stables
124 David Walter