Arreton developer appeals planning decision

By David Newble

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Arreton developer appeals planning decision

Arreton residents attend a meeting to discuss the planning application for 89 homes, last year. Picture by Robin Crossley.

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build 89 homes at Hazely Combe in Arreton will be looked at again by planning inspectors after an appeal was lodged with the secretary of state.

The scheme, which sparked fierce opposition from residents, was thrown out by planning bosses at the Isle of Wight Council in September last year.

The refusal notice said the scale and site of the proposal would be significantly out of keeping and encroach on the countryside.

It also said the application submitted by Laurence Calloway to the Isle of Wight Council was not supported by sufficient information to demonstrate the need for the number, type and size of homes proposed.

Residents set up the action group, Arreton Villagers Against Development (AVAD) to oppose the controversial proposals.

A scaled down application for the site to build 40 homes was lodged with the Isle of Wight Council in January.

However, AVAD say it is still too much for such a small village.

Representations to the planning inspector must be received by April 7.



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by barbara penman

1st March 2014, at 23:42:55

Mike, I was being sarcastic.

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by ness haile

28th February 2014, at 09:00:09

Sorely we don't need any more houses to be built as there are so many disused properties on the island which the council could renovate and turn in to residential homes before building unnecessary housing in areas of the island which don't have the infrastructure to support them?

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by Mike Crowe

27th February 2014, at 22:57:58

Barbara you say let them build we need the houses, but you also say the Island is going down the drain. Do you think it might be an idea to sacrifice one small area of the Island and build a few multi story blocks of flats? Say 20 x 24 story blocks in one area, such as in Parkhurst Forest, and ban all new developments elsewhere of the Island thus preserve the ANOB status?

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by barbara penman

27th February 2014, at 14:53:20

Many years ago Arreton was a pretty small village with few houses, many houses have been built since, and not very attractive ones at that, I expect the residents of Arreton did not wish these houses to be built, so what is the difference, let them build might as well, the Island is slowly going down the drain, well sea, shame but we need houses?

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by T Rollingsworth

27th February 2014, at 14:25:36

As I say each time, development *has* to happen. There are no longer enough homes to cope with the amount of people. I know several people who are trying to find homes that haven't been snatched up by retirees or landlords looking to rent to people on JSA/Disability.

Ironic that the people who oppose these plans most, are the ones that are responsible for the requirement for more housing!

The island is going to get out of hand, the roads are becoming to full, the houses are filling up, yet we keep the same backwards mentality that will ultimately crush our island economy.

Perhaps we should kick out all the 60+'s who retired here, or send a boat full of JSA claimers out to sea? That would be a decent interim solution.

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by alan naylor

27th February 2014, at 13:58:01

Most at the meeting are living in homes that should not have been built in the first place granted by outgoing councileirs they have now set a preference too late if you have 25 why notanother 40

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by Mike Crowe

27th February 2014, at 13:34:35

Mr Jacks. Please repost where I have claimed that I want a bridge

Thank you

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by Keven Ball

27th February 2014, at 11:32:09

This is a very selfish was of looking at current issues Mike - let us hope Reincarnation is good to you in the future! These issues need to be addressed now and I do not understand why so many people do not understand or support that?

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by neil jacks

27th February 2014, at 10:23:41

Said the man who wants a bridge?

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by Mike Crowe

27th February 2014, at 09:16:25

SS. Turn the clock back not much more than 100 years.

What will happen in the next 100 years?

What will happen 'in general' in the next 100 years?

What 'progress' has been made in the last 100 years?

Look ahead. Someone said that in the last 1000 years only 10% of the Island has been covered in roof and road. What is the rate of cover now and how much will be covered in roof and road by 3014?

""Don't care, I won't be here??????""


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