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|32 New Homes for Wellow|
To house the UK’s growing population, it is proposed that Wellow should have “at least” 32 new homes, and Shalfleet Parish Council urge residents to have their views considered.
New policies are being introduced which will have a significant impact on Wellow
The fact that Wellow has no main drainage, no gas, inadequate Internet access, no pub, no shops, and a one-hourly bus service will mean that new residents will be soley reliant on private car ownership. The cost of the new houses will probably dictate that occupiers will need at least two incomes to pay their mortgages, so two cars per household, in total 64 new cars. All this in an area without proper pavements or street lighting!
Shalfleet Parish Councillors are to attend a “training session” to understand new government policy, to deliver 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s.
You are encouraged to voice your opinion. Please share your thoughts with email@example.com, or contact policy.Consultation@IOW.GOV.UK for more information
Excert from Island Planning Strategy pages 166 - 168 https://www.iow.gov.uk/azservices/documents/2981-Final-Draft-IPS-for-Consultation.pdf
Manor Farm (west field), Wellow
Two sites are allocated in Wellow to provide for a mix of local housing and choice.
Both sites should provide homes that are a mix of size and tenure to provide choice for the local community. Design should be of a high quality, taking account of the local context, levels and nearby neighbours. Site:
1. Land at Main Road of approximately 1.7 hectares is allocated to deliver:
a) At least 15 homes providing a mix of sizes and an affordable housing contribution in line with DHWN6. Where appropriate development should frame the village green and road and provide onsite parking;
b) contribute to additional bus shelter provision; and c) contribute to additional footpath provision.
2. Land at Manor Farm (west field) of approximately 1.3 hectares is allocated to deliver:
a) At least 7 homes;
b) one vehicular access, with onsite parking and provide for an internal footpath
c) contribute to additional bus shelter provision; and
d) buffer to the watercourse and retention of roadside hedge.
When considering flood risk across the site please refer to the council’s SFRA Level 2 Fact Sheet. Development should be located to the north of the watercourse and consider biodiversity enhancements to the south.
For both sites archaeological assessments may need to be undertaken by any potential applicant and early liaison with the council's Archaeology and Historic Environment Service is advised.
Sites within Wellow shall be phased so as not to prejudice the delivery of nearby sites within or adjacent to the village.
3. A brownfield site of approximately 2.2 hectares is allocated at Lee Farm, Wellow to:
a) Deliver at least 10 homes of high quality design providing a mix of styles and sizes; and
b) make land available under the wider ownership to facilitate the delivery of a cycle track between Freshwater and Newport.
When considering flood risk across the site please refer to the council’s SFRA Level 2 Fact Sheet. Archaeological assessments may need to be undertaken by any potential applicant and early liaison with the council's Archaeology and Historic Environment Service is advised.