Concerns voiced over shops scheme

By Martin Neville

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

 

NEW shops and maisonettes could be built on a former Isle of Wight Council car park in East Cowes.

Plans to redevelop the Well Road car park with a three-storey building of four retail units and nine maisonettes are being recommended for approval.

However, East Cowes Town Council has opposed the scheme on the basis it is over-development and would be out of character and harm the setting of the conservation area.

The Isle of Wight Council’s planning committee will consider the proposals next Tuesday.

Reporter: martinn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by kevin froment

18th September 2012, at 17:06:16

thats a bit harsh mr strauss, the dogs arent in packs, that how you can tell where theyve been

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by Paul Strauss

18th September 2012, at 15:34:32

Provided the developers undertake to deploy a large quantity of rubbish around the site, and perhaps leave some old motorbikes and parts of motorbikes lying around, and employ surly youths to spit on the ground, and release a pack of diarrheal canines in the area, i can see no issue with the development being out of keeping with its surroundings.

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by kevin froment

18th September 2012, at 13:11:48

how can they say it would be out of character and harm the conservation area, the ugly carbuncle that is called the doctors surgery is hideous. waitrose is just a square blob and there is a sea of tarmac surrounding them, some conservation area. bring on the new shops

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by Barry Attrill

18th September 2012, at 12:39:45

Surely it's a good thing for East Cowes! Might get rid of some of the delapadated old run down looking shops!

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