Councillor listens to decay concerns

By David Newble

Saturday, March 8, 2014

 

Councillor listens to decay concerns

Cllr Heather Humby and Cllr Jonathan Bacon at Sandown Forum.

SANDOWN residents concerned with the poor state of buildings met the Isle of Wight Council’s cabinet member for planning, Cllr Jonathan Bacon, at Sandown Forum on Monday.

Cllr Bacon spoke about the concerns residents and visitors to the town had expressed on the long-term decay of certain buildings and the effects on the local economy.

Representatives from voluntary organisations and groups in the town raised questions about a number of buildings, including the former Zanies nightclub, Savoy Court flats and the Grand Hotel.

Speaking after the meeting, Cllr Bacon said area action plans would be drawn up for the Island’s three designated regeneration areas, including the Bay area as well as Ryde and the Medina Valley, as soon as possible.

He added residents would also be consulted.

Reporter: davidn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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