Rallying call to gather protesters over plans for 165 new Isle of Wight homes

Members against the plans for 165 homes in East Cowes call on others to join them outside County Hall before the planning meeting to show their strength of feeling against the application

Illustration for crossways development of 154 dwellings

A planning application for 165 houses at the Crossways Development site will go before the Planning Committee next week (17th December).

Members of the East Cowes community are calling on others to join them outside County Hall before the meeting (which starts at 4pm) to show their strength of feeling against the application.

East Cowes councillor, Karl Love, told OnTheWight,

“This application really matters, not just for the people or our community but for the entire Island as IWC plan to build on other greenfield sites.  

“A large turnout to the protest will show the strength of feeling towards the Isle of Wight Council’s development of these green spaces.”

Love: “Voice of the people should prevent this from being passed”
Cllr Love went on to say,

“This application has been made by our council in another name.  The voice of the people should be able to prevent this from being passed if there is sufficient strength from within the protest. 

“Isle of Wight Council is supposed to be the representative of our people and I believe this does not represent our best interests.”

Love: “Adds to the sprawling of humanity”
He finished by saying,

“This building application of a large housing complex does not take into account its surroundings and our Biosphere status and simply adds to the sprawling of humanity which we are all trying to address and reduce.”

Monday, 9th December, 2019 12:35pm

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2 Comments on "Rallying call to gather protesters over plans for 165 new Isle of Wight homes"

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Eagle eye
If you look at all the planning applications there are two areas that are being fixated on these are East Cowes and Ryde. These houses are not for island people but for the overspill from Southampton and Portsmouth and it’s all to do with travel links. We are being taken over by Hampshire and any thought of having Island status is fast disappearing. Unless all island residents… Read more »
chartman

Look on the bright side…. It has a village Green !!! And some nice new trees that the vandals can destroy….