Sandown scheme on hold

By Martin Neville

Friday, February 21, 2014


Sandown scheme on hold

The derelict Royal Cliff in Sandown. PIcture by Peter Boam.

PLANS to demolish the derelict Royal Cliff Apartments in Sandown were deferred this week.

A revised scheme to replace the cliff-top building in Grange Road with a block of 20 flats and six holiday apartments was withdrawn from the planning committee’s agenda on Tuesday, at the request of the applicant.

As previously reported, the future of the cliff-top building remains uncertain after an appeal against the Isle of Wight Council’s previous rejection of plans for a block of 26 apartments and three terraced houses, was dismissed.



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by Warwick Hunt

21st February 2014, at 20:05:47

Mr. P. Tweedale and full address in Ventnor on the planning application. Architect R Holt based in Ontario Canada. Nothing like keeping it local

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by Keven Ball

21st February 2014, at 19:20:47

I have no idea who owns this site/building Ted.

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21st February 2014, at 12:07:43

Can anyone confirm who the current owner of this site is - and maybe, underline his other acquisitions in Sandown and Shanklin.

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by D Gorman

21st February 2014, at 11:21:02

On top of a cliff that is far from stable is probably not the best place to build and the application Keven was withdrawn not "Again Rejected" can you quantify how flats would be a good idea for this space. The previous application was rejected, a decision upheld on appeal so it seems reasonable to assume they are not going to let any large scale development on that site any time soon.

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by Keven Ball

21st February 2014, at 10:34:07

Flats would be a very good idea for this space. Again, rejected!

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by Warwick Hunt

21st February 2014, at 09:30:27

touch of short term memory creeping in on both sides here - is this not the same committee that passed plans for the hideous block on the Blue Lagoon site. And with the amount of land movement this past winter why try an pile so much more concrete and brick on a cliff top site. World / or Island gone mad...................

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by James McAdder

21st February 2014, at 08:59:59

Is it just that the IWCP doesn't report developments that DO go ahead, or are the planning committee really rejecting just about every application?

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by steve skelton

21st February 2014, at 08:38:17

just let it rot like the rest of sandown.....thats looking like detriot soon.......

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