Opposition to village development

By Richard Wright

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

 

A RESOUNDING 'no’ to plans for a massive development in an Isle of Wight village was delivered by residents last night (Tuesday).

Arreton parish councillors unanimously objected to the plan for 89 Hazely Combe homes, which would increase the size of the village by half, if approved by the Isle of Wight Council.

Opponents and supporters packed a public meeting where there was a police presence because feelings were reported to be running high.

Project architect Mark Jermy said 70 per cent of the housing would be one, two or three bedroom and 31 would be affordable.

Among councillors who decided the development was too big for the village, Cllr Isobel Favell, said: "We do need young people in Arreton, but only a small development might do."

For more on this story, please see the Isle of Wight County Press on Friday, February 1.

Reporter: richardw@iwcpmail.co.uk

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