Harcourt Sands development moves to next stage

Action had to be taken by K-Haus in order to avoid original planning permission running out

Harcourt Sands plans

The owners of the former Harcourt Sands Holiday Park in Puckpool have put in another planning application, to keep their scheme alive.

The heavily wooded, eastern part of the site would hold 93 houses if permission is granted for phase two of the development.

Seeking approval of reserved matters
To comply with planning conditions originally determined in 2016, owners Conakry are asking for the approval of reserved matters — in this case, the appearance and layout of the site — despite ‘not intending’ to construct the site as it is laid out in plans.

Reserved matters have to be submitted within five years of permission being granted.

New plans from K-Haus
With the withdrawal of interest from original developer ZeroC, the new developer K-Haus is creating new plans.

So far two applications have been submitted by K-Haus, which are still under consideration by the Isle of Wight Council, for alterations to the previous plans.

Forced to submit the former plans
However, they are not at the stage of redesigning phase two, according to planning agents Pegasus Group, so Conakry has been forced to submit the former plans.

Pegasus Group said, in submitted documents,

“The approval of this application is of fundamental importance to the delivery of the regeneration of this important site.”

See the plans
To view the application, 21/00699/ARM, you can visit the council’s planning register.

Comments will be accepted until 24th May.

Permission has been given to demolish the once-popular holiday park and create 128 residential units, a 63-bed hotel or 15-holiday units, with the provision of more car parking for Puckpool Park.


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2 Comments on "Harcourt Sands development moves to next stage"

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grahamg
This is far from being unusual. Reserved matters can cover all sorts of variances for many reasons. It can range from developers genuinely not knowing a definitive answer to a planning condition at initial planning to a cynical attempt to sneak in extra development. In this case the original developers are history and new ones have come in, so they may have different aspirations for the site.… Read more »
Phil Jordan
A very genuine question. At what point during all of these reserved matters, where fundamental changes are being made to the original scheme ‘outline’ does it become clear that what is being proposed is absolutely nothing like the scheme that received outline planning permission in the first place? Is there not a case to say that a ‘new’ proposed scheme via reserved matters is so far away… Read more »