SIXTEEN months after a housing scheme on the outskirts of Ryde was proposed it has come back before planners - for a third time.

In the latest set of revisions for plans for up to 50 homes on Puckpool Hill, changes include the provision of affordable housing and properties compliant for older people.

The outline plans were first submitted by RJB SIBA Trust in November 2020 but have gone through a third round of changes after the Isle of Wight Council raised a number of concerns.

In a letter to the authority, from planning agents, Tetra Tech, it says the revised masterplan has sought to address the majority of concerns.

The changes to the plans include:

  • Revised vehicle access
  • Houses moved away from the entrance to soften the impact of development on Puckpool Hill
  • Garages moved closer to the houses
  • Larger front gardens
  • Houses moved away from the road to make way for a 'tree-lined avenue'
  • Development moved away from the southern boundary to create a greater buffer as well as respecting the 'dark corridor' for bats
  • Housing mix adjusted to ensure 20 per cent are compliant for older people and 35 per cent of housing is affordable
  • Previously the housing was a range of two to five-bed houses but it has now been proposed a range of flats (six), chalet bungalows ('some') and houses (16 two-bed; 18 three-bed; seven four-bed and two five-bed) would make up the 50 dwellings

Tetra Tech says the amendments result in a more spacious, verdant development, in keeping with the local area.

  • You can view the plans HERE.
  • Comments can be submitted until May 4.

Nettlestone and Seaview Parish Council, however, has maintained its objection and said the development would cause a loss of valuable green space, the loss of wildlife habitats and be an overdevelopment of the community.

While illustrations have been submitted to the Isle of Wight Council they are only for illustrative purposes and the final layout, scale, appearance and landscaping of the development will be decided at a later date.