Arreton housing plan rejected

By Richard Wright

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


A CONTROVERSIAL 40-home Arreton development has been turned down by the Isle of Wight Council’s planning committee.

Today’s (Tuesday) decision followed earlier refusal of developer Laurie Calloway’s plan to build 89 homes at Hazeley Combe — a decision he has appealed.

More than 120 letters of objection were received including those from Arreton Parish Council, the Council to Protect Rural England, the Badger Trust and Island Watch.

The effect on nearby historic Haseley Manor, the scale, location and density of housing and adverse effects on the environment and traffic safety were among objections.

Officers had recommended approval, deciding that the development would address a demonstrated housing need in the village.

The appeal against the refusal of the original plans is due to be heard in August.

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