Hazelhurst, Freshwater: Original Planning Rejection Upheld By Inspectorate

There are smiles all around some of the residents of Freshwater this morning.
They’ve heard that the appeal by the developers of Hazelhurst in Freshwater has been rejected by the planning inspectorate.
The appeal was against the original planning application for the site, containing 11 flats and …

There are smiles all around some of the residents of Freshwater this morning.

Hazelhurst, Freshwater:They’ve heard that the appeal by the developers of Hazelhurst in Freshwater has been rejected by the planning inspectorate.

The appeal was against the original planning application for the site, containing 11 flats and two town houses. The application that was originally rejected by the IW Council planning committee.

With the appeal, the developer had hoped to overturn the decision.

A subsequent planning application, which excluded the two town houses and shrunk the building containing the flats, by 4-5 feet in height and in width was passed by the planning committee despite wide spread objection from the local people.

One of the local residents, Tony Dalton told VentnorBlog that while thanking all of those who had helped, “This is only a battle won, not a war won. We will keep on fighting.”

It is hoped that the Tennyson Mile will be declared a conservation area next year and that the Square behind Gate Lane will be included in this.

Thursday, 14th August, 2008 11:24am

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6 Comments on "Hazelhurst, Freshwater: Original Planning Rejection Upheld By Inspectorate"

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Bertie
This is excellent news. I am still awaiting Anthony Robson to make contact having written to him a month ago, although I have had contact from other groups. All groups on the Island need to pool their efforts knowledge and resources to put a stop to these boneheads wrecking peoples lives. I heard today from a reliable source that that epitome of planning integrity, Derek Rowell, is… Read more »
L Pinkerton

Perhaps you are being a little hard on Derek.

Bertie

Oh, I would truly love to be Pinkie, really I would, but I shall just have to make do with the two rumps that he left behind!

david

‘Wrecking peoples lives’ a bit extreme surely?

L Pinkerton

Fair enough. I only said “a little”!

Burton

Well I have just read the appeal decision and it looks like the Council made a big mistake agreeing to the later revised application as the proposed building would have been turned down by the appeal committee!