I lived at Branstone from 1983 to 2015 in a house with a third-of-an-acre plot.

I twice applied for planning permission for a bungalow to be built in my garden for my elderly mother (since deceased) so that we could care for her more easily.

Both applications were refused, partly due to access to a fast main road, and partly because it would have been outside the planning envelope.

I was therefore surprised to see the Isle of Wight Council granting itself planning permission for over 40 dwellings plus 18 rural office units adjacent to my former house.

One small bungalow is not allowed but over 40 houses and other units are.

Where is the logic for that?

Perhaps the Isle of Wight planning unit or Isle of Wight Council would like to explain the contradiction?

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