Former timber yard could be converted into block of flats

A former timber yard in the centre of Newport could become a block of flats.

The site, on West Street, Newport, next to Malcolm Dyer Court, which is currently only a concrete space, would add six flats in a three-storey building.

A company based in Southampton, Harding Holdings UK, is asking the Isle of Wight Council to develop the brownfield site to provide ‘much-needed housing’.

The building would include two one-bedroom flats and four two-bedrooms with nine parking spaces and six bicycle storage spaces.

Planning agents for the site said it was a highly sustainable location and the flats represented an efficient and effective use of the former yard.

A grassed garden area would also be provided for residents.

Comments on the application, 20/00661/FUL, can be made until June 26 via the council’s planning portal.