Plans for over 100 more Isle of Wight homes, on top of 72 already approved

The full scale of the 149 house development on the edge of Gunville can be seen in the plans

Gunville development plans

Plans for more than 100 new homes in Gunville have been submitted to the Isle of Wight Council — in an area where two other applications for 72 houses, have already been approved.

Outline plans for 113 dwellings but fully formed plans for 36, totalling 149 houses on a 6.4 hectare site on the edge of Gunville, have been proposed by DN Associates, Island building contractors.

Satellite view of the Gunville site

The first phase of works will see 36 houses built — a mixture of two and three-bed houses — adding two roads and extending cul-de-sacs on Arthur Moody Drive and Forest Hills.

Further 113 houses
The second phase of a further 113 houses will wrap around the previous ones — but the development will be sandwiched between two others, extending the existing Gunville Estate from Alvington Manor View to Ash Lane.

The development falls in the Medina Valley Key Regeneration Area, an area the council said needs housing growth.

35 per cent of home to be ‘affordable’
In the design and access statement for the development, it is proposed that 35 per cent of the homes will be affordable — roughly 52 of the 149.

The Gunville site

Comments for the application can be made via the council’s planning portal until 16th December.

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5 Comments on "Plans for over 100 more Isle of Wight homes, on top of 72 already approved"

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What is the definition of ‘affordable’ housing? Until an islander on a typical job – a seasonal, minimum wage, zero-hour contract job – can afford to buy a house, they aren’t ‘affordable’. Maybe they are ‘affordable’ enough for rich people to buy up as landlords, especially as landlords to people on benefits. Since Thatcher sold off all of the Council houses, now it’s just the rich getting… Read more »

“…they aren’t affordable…” = the houses aren’t affordable.


It would help if the sales of affordable housing was restricted to housing association and/or island residents by birth only…

Jenny Smart

Affordable housing? Get real! The IW Conservative Council are not interested in poor people, they want rich people buying houses, with high council tax banding, to boost their coffers.

What IOW needs, like many other areas in UK, is concerted, long term investment in Council Housing: flats, houses & bungalows, providing secure tenancies at reasonable rental costs to all who need them. £23 BILLION is spent annually on Housing Benefit payments, the majority of this cash going on privately rented & almost entirely unregulated properties. Council Homes are an investment in the future; they can be… Read more »