Call for national body to object to house plans

By Press Release Jul 21, 2023

Isle of Wight CPRE, The Countryside Charity, has asked Natural England to object to a proposed development of 56 homes on a greenfield site outside Bembridge on the grounds of inadequate drainage plans.

Ian Wellby, charity trustee said: “This development would plug into the already inadequate Lane End sewage outfall, which currently discharges sewage yards from the beach directly into the “specially protected” marine conservation zone, equivalent to 251 Olympic swimming pools of sewage released in a year. Connecting yet more houses into a sewage system already not fit for purpose is purely folly.”

The application is expected to go before the Isle of Wight Council planning committee on Tuesday (July 25).