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 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.