More houses added to the Wootton Cattery site maps
NEW plans have been submitted to build houses on the site of a popular former cattery in Wootton.
Now closed, the Reynards cattery would be demolished, as well as the existing house, to make room for ten new houses and bungalows.
Permission had already been granted for eight homes on the site, on Palmers Road, in August 2019, but work has not started as it was submitted as a speculative proposal.
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 almost complete and because it had been so well received, he decided to buy Reynards.
Planning officers say adding two more houses is an added benefit, as it means a financial contribution to affordable housing will be made.
The ten houses on offer would be split between houses and bungalows, with two two-bed properties and eight three-bed properties.
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 be across from part of the approved 40-unit Palmers Farm development, which was granted in October 2019.
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.