Consultation for up to 50 houses in Puckpool extended

A public consultation for up to 50 houses in Puckpool has been extended — until June 19.

Developer WYG is asking for feedback from residents on plans to build up to 50 houses on Puckpool Hill, opposite the former Harcourt Sands holiday park, before the finalised application is submitted.

In an online public exhibition, WYG said it was working towards an application for the houses, a public open space – retaining the existing pond – and associated landscaping.

WYG said it chose the site for the houses as it has been identified in the draft Island Planning Strategy as being ‘sustainably located and suitable for development’ and said the application would be able to assist the council in meeting the housing need of Islanders.

Illustrations of the site show what it could hold — a mixture of detached and semi-detached houses, of multiple sizes that WYG say have been identified to meet the local need.

An outline planning application will be submitted, once views have gathered, for only the principle of the development and details of access to the site, with other matters being decided in a further reserved matters application.

According to its timeline, WYG is looking to submit the application in the autumn, starting on site in 2022, with a year of construction and aims to have full occupation of the houses by 2024.

The deadline for feedback has been pushed back by a further two weeks as the company say residents asked for it.

To view the proposals and to find out how to submit feedback you can visit the company’s website: