The car park that provides the classic view toward the West of Wight from Niton is on a list of council assets that they’re considering selling, VentnorBlog has learnt.
Their stated reasoning? “To protect local tourism”. Quite how this will be achieved is far from clear.
It’s not for sale on the open market, but to be sold though what they call a “Restricted Market”.
The current state of the disposal is, “In negotiation with special purchaser” and they estimate the completion of the sale will be in the second quarter of this year.
Given its emblematic status, incredibly the council has assigned a “Low” value to the land.
No further details are available yet
We have written to the council to find out more details and they’ve told us that they will “look into it”.
Update 14.May.2012: Blackgang Viewpoint Car Park: Council Refuse to Answer VB Questions.
Update 19.July.2012: IWC Forward Plan Reveals Mysterious’ potential purchaser.
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