Demolition plans back before Isle of Wight Council

By Martin Neville

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

 

Demolition plans back before Isle of Wight Council

Plans to demolish the Broadway Centre in Sandown will go before the Isle of Wight Council next week. Picture by Robin Crossley.

PROPOSALS to demolish an historic Isle of Wight building to make way for development are due to go before planners next week, after being deferred last month.

Sandown Town Council wants to knock down the 19th-century Broadway Centre and Los Altos buildings and build five houses and a community centre.

Town councillors claim the existing buildings are expensive to run and maintain and not fit for purpose.

Planning officers, however, have recommended refusal on the grounds the scheme would result in the loss of undesignated heritage assets.

The plans are due to go before the Isle of Wight Council’s planning committee next Tuesday.

Reporter: martinn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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