New plans have been submitted to build houses on the site of a popular former cattery in Wootton.

According to plans submitted to the Isle of Wight, the now closed Reynards Cattery would be demolished, along with the existing house, to make room for 10 new houses and bungalows.

Permission had already been granted for 8 houses on the Palmers Road site in August 2019, but work has not started as it was submitted as a speculative proposal.

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Clearance has still a year to go before rights expire, but local developer Solent Homes has taken over the partly brown and partly pristine site and is looking to increase the number.

In planning documents, agents Andrew White Planning Consultancy said the development of the company near Lushington Hill was nearing completion and was so well received that it decided to buy Reynards.

Planning officers claim that adding 2 more units is an added benefit, as it means that a financial contribution to affordable housing will be made. The 10 accommodations offered would be divided between houses and bungalows, with 2x 2 bedrooms and 8x 3 bedrooms.

Planning officers say the program is an opportunity for a developer with a proven track record in developing high-quality homes to optimize the land.

The site on Palmers Road will face part of the approved 40-unit development at Palmers Farm, which was granted in October 2019.

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Officers say they are aware that the dynamics of the surrounding area are subject to change, but seek to strike a balance between optimizing the full potential of the land while ensuring that the density and layout would complement the character of the land. The area.

You can view the plans (21/01570 / FUL) on the Isle of Wight Council Planning Register. Comments can be submitted until September 13.


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