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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by geoffrey clynch

2nd February 2013, at 16:02:41

agree mike, though a referendum would be a step in the right direction, we all know it would be rigged like the one in Ireland, keep having a referendum untill you vote the way the EU want you to vote, there is no reason why we could not just walk out, if we had a proper government that is, yes it may be hard for a while, but it will be nothing compared to what is actually being created for our future by this criminal organisation, yes! the younger generations will have to WORK harder for a while, but if they were given a proper wage for full time jobs, instead of the slave wages they are given now for TEMP or part time jobs, then we could turn our younger generations around by giving them their pride back, but this will never happen while we are governed by these QUISLING traitors in the lib/lab/con/eu pact

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by Mike Crowe

2nd February 2013, at 15:16:17

Geoffrey you say get out of the EU. The EU is collapsing under its own weight so we don't have to come out; it won't be there. Think partnerships/marriage. Look at how often they collapse.

There won't be a referendum because any sensible politician will know that the OUT vote would be so loud it would deafen the nation.

Why are we in it still? Perks for those who know and do the trip away every so often.

BUT, when we stand on our own two feet it will be hard. Very hard and those who live by scrounging and pay outs will have to get off their backsides and do that four lettered word which is obscene in their language

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by geoffrey clynch

2nd February 2013, at 14:45:30

Mike, tried all that for years but kept being told i havnt got enough points, im not a foreigner you see,luckily have a very decent landlady at the moment, even so have not heard from housing for 2 years now, thanks for advice though

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by geoffrey clynch

2nd February 2013, at 13:12:02

David wright, The UK population is growing, but not its Idigenous people, the IMMIGRANT population IS growing, Immigrants that have all been ILLEGAL since at least 1997, because we the true BRITISH people have not been asked if we wish this mass,un-needed, unwelcome and illegal immigration, our illegal governments have LIED to us all and continue to LIE, the population in December will now increse by many hundreds of thousands of Romanians and Bulgarians will be allowed to just walk in here and take,take,take, although they havnt paid a penny towards their benefits, send ALL illegal immigrants back to their own countries, get out of the EU and get rid of our TRAITOR,QUISLING Lib/Lab/CON/EU pact and maybe we can sort out our country, but first we must sort out the BANKSTERS, you are all being conned, day in and day out especially by this common purpose ridden council

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by david wright

2nd February 2013, at 12:47:05

Its a shame the issue gets lost when comments become personal and point scoring.
Bottom line on this issue is, 'not in my back yard' is not a good enough reason to complain about new development.You have to face the facts the UK population has and is increasing so new homes are needed. You might not like the fact but just saying NO to development does not change it.Saying it should be somewhere else also does not change it as people there feel the same as you do!

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by Mike Crowe

1st February 2013, at 17:09:31

""Mike you need to read posts properly. I believe some of your posts may be directed at me, ""

"" The population is growing partly because old people like you move here to retire""

Nobody told me when I moved to the Isle of Wight with my parents on Saturday March 1st 1947 aged ten and a half, that I could have retired then.

Why?

Should you have any further problems in following a thread, please do not hesitate to point this out and I will lower the speakers.

Kindest regards

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by Mike Crowe

1st February 2013, at 16:58:53

Oh dear :-( there are two 'l's in following

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by Mike Crowe

1st February 2013, at 16:57:59

geoffrey further your posting. I reply with the folowing

"The News Friday January 18th 2013 Page 11"

""Only Fareham people can apply for housing list""

""A change in the law could soon see Fareham close its housing list to 'outsiders'. The changes include only allowing people with a connection to Fareham to join the housing waiting list""

Might I respectfully suggest that if you are on the waiting list and want the council to put a roof over your head then you chase this up?

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by Mark Hitchman

1st February 2013, at 16:51:56

Mike you need to read posts properly. I believe some of your posts may be directed at me, and ( oh no I'm assuming again! ) If I'm right, you've misquoted me, so your reply to that one is incorrect, I'm not in social housing, so that's incorrect, and the IW Council has a local lettings policy IW residents have highest priority of need, the same as Fareham is asking for, and has done for years. We need to draw a line, you don't agree with any further development, I do, when it is necessary. I can see a need for it now, you can't. Face to face in a pub discussion would achieve far more than misinterpretations of internet forums. BUt maybe that's where I'm old fashioned.

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by Mike Crowe

1st February 2013, at 16:01:05

"The News Friday January 18th 2013 Page 11"

""Only Fareham people can apply for housing list""

""A change in the law could soon see Fareham close its housing list to 'outsiders'. The changes include only allowing people with a connection to Fareham to join the housing waiting list""

Might I respectfully suggest that if you are on the waiting list and want the council to put a roof over your head then you chase this up?

Any views or opinions presented in the comments above are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Isle of Wight County Press.

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