Island homes plan rejected

Island homes plan rejected

Island homes plan rejected

First published in News

PLANS to build new houses in Chiswell on Portland have been rejected.

Canford Estates Limited submitted a planning application to build 11 new houses on land at the rear of Brandy Row.

A large number of residents attended the borough council’s planning and traffic committee on Wednesday to speak against the plans. The application received 51 letters of objection, which includes a 62-signature petition.

Residents raised concerns about flood risk, lack of adequate parking facilities and the visual impact of the development.

Roger Wild, a resident at Cove Cottages, told the committee the scheme was ‘ill-considered’.

He said: “The proposed development is not respectful of Chiswell’s past. It is not sustainable in the future.”

As part of its initial application, Canford Estates Limited said the proposals represented a more effective and appropriate use of the site as part of its design and access statement.

Councillor Sandy West, a committee member, said she was against the proposals. “Let’s see a design of house that actually fits in with Portland’s uniqueness.

“I’m at a loss. Was the architect wearing sunglasses when he did it?”

The committee agreed that there were a number of issues with the proposals, which led to a majority vote against the plans.

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2:51pm Thu 15 May 14


Absolutely the Right Decision.
Absolutely the Right Decision. PORTLAND ROVER
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