Homes plans reduced but villagers still angry

By Martin Neville

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

 

A LARGE housing scheme for an Isle of Wight village has been scaled down.

Development proposals for land at Hazely Combe, Arreton, have been reduced from 89 homes to 40 in revised plans published today.

However, an action group formed to fight the proposals said it was still too much for a small village.

Tina Howell, of Arreton Villagers Against Development (AVAD), said: "This was an obvious outcome and comes as no surprise to us but it is still too many dwellings in such a small village.

"The Isle of Wight Council has agreed, against the wishes of the villagers of Arreton, to allow a local landowner to build an anerobic digester at one end of the village. Now, once again, we must fight to keep the other end of our village rural, as it should be."

A public meeting will be held on the issue at Arreton Community Centre, on Wednesday, February 5, at 7.30pm.

Reporter: martinn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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