New plans to redevelop Wight City site

By Martin Neville

Sunday, February 9, 2014

 

New plans to redevelop Wight City site

The boarded-up Wight City site.

A THIRD set of plans to transform an eyesore site at Sandown were published on Friday.

Wight City Leisure has lodged fresh plans for Culver Parade, which would result in 47 apartments being built on the landmark site — if the project is passed by planners.

A scheme for a 63-apartment and bar complex was thrown out in February 2012 for a second time, leaving the prime seafront area unused.

Tourism chiefs and developers have since issued an urgent plea to planners to help shape-up Sandown, saying the town was becoming an eyesore and having a negative impact on the Island’s tourism economy.

The new proposal also includes a ground-floor restaurant and bar with underground parking.

Reporter: martinn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by alan naylor

13th February 2014, at 21:02:08

Its a Dittio for Carl Palmer from me

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by alan naylor

13th February 2014, at 20:59:59

Kevin I only answerd your question when the sea wants it it will sweep it up in her arms and carry it awayjust like everything else that gets in its way including your sea walls and Ryde Pier

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by carl palmer

11th February 2014, at 15:18:52

I guess the use of the word **** can offend. So what I should have said we don’t have a tunnel because of the backwards looking view of the past and current decision makers on the island. This I feel is a situation that won’t exist for too much longer and then the problems with ferries and bad weather will be gone.

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by carl palmer

11th February 2014, at 12:09:58

Caravan Park. Staying as we are is not standing still it’s going backwards as the rest of the world moves forwards. It may be called Dinosaur Island but I didn’t know Dinosaur s still ran it

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by carl palmer

11th February 2014, at 12:09:27

Ok all joking aside. We are talking about a very small development here in reality & the narrow minded sandwich fillings think its wrong for the lawful owner to want to make as much money as he can, they would do the same. Or the council should buy it (with our money) and sell them cheap so someone else gets to live in a prime site flat for less, how generous, i suggest those who feel that way offer their own gardens to the council for free to develop. Some say it should be holiday lets, why? If that were the case the owner would just pay business rates & keep the year by year profits from the rentals, instead of the multiples of council taxes that the new owners would pay forever. High price private apartments attract people with money who spend here all year round, how much do you really think 47 holiday lets would inject into the economy for the short period they would let each year? A fraction of what permanent residence would as we are not talking 100 bed hotel or 100 let

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by Keven Ball

11th February 2014, at 11:03:10

Alan, that is quite an odd reply to an honest question? Try thinking back inside the box first? If anyone knows please post the answer here? I did hear rumors about the pier being at risk due to lack of trade and investment?

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by alan naylor

11th February 2014, at 01:41:47

Who owns the Sandown Peir answer the sea and when it wants it it will take it you must start and think outside the box Kevin

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by alan naylor

11th February 2014, at 01:39:11

Carl Palmer why do you wonder why you ar all on the island in the dark during the winter answer the managing of electricity properly has not reached the island yet in other words you are in the dark but it will come

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by carl palmer

10th February 2014, at 21:21:47

i even hear word that they are going to bring that electricty thing over here....compleate madness it will never catch on

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by carl palmer

10th February 2014, at 21:20:23

alan....you mean somone is goint to make money out of this!!!! good god man whatever next women voting!! get the dunking chair out and round up the witches.

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