Isle of Wight residents have until 19th June to submit their views on a revised scheme for outline permission to demolish the former holiday park, Harcourt Sands and replace it with a mixture of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom dwellings as well as a 63 bed hotel (or 15 holiday units).
Plans for the development in the Nettlestone/Seaview ward have been revised after developers ZeroC withdrew their previous application.
The proposals will now incorporate the following:
- 15m landscape buffer zone to the public esplanade behind the beach;
- introducing public access across the site, in particular from Puckpool Hill to the beach and from Appley to Puckpool Parks;
- the retention of the majority of the trees; including the wooded area in the centre of the site;
- providing a range of housing density levels, dependent upon location, from low around southern and north west boundaries, to higher around the north east boundary to Puckpool Park;
- providing a site for additional parking for the beach and Puckpool Park.
Changes to the plans
The documents, which can be viewed online, also reveal that as well as changes pointed out above, a number of design changes are planned:
- pulling development away from heritage assets to the north and south of the site;
- reducing the impact of the development on existing trees;
- reducing the height of the proposed dwellings to predominantly 2/2.5 storeys
- providing a stronger green infrastructure network as a designed landscape context for the development and to mitigate the recreational impacts of the development on the adjoining SPA;
- re-siting parking spaces in order to create a less car dominated public realm
Read the documents and leave your comments on the application by visiting the Isle of Wight council planning Website.
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