1st March 2022

Isle of Wight Council Planning Committee
meeting today to vote on

RECALLING

planning decision of 27/7/2021

Meeting starts at 4pm

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Please email all councillors on IWC Planning Committee letting them know how strongly you feel that this motion to recall the application decision should be voted through and that the planning application should be reconsidered.

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November 2021

Instructed Barrister advises
there is both procedural and substantial grounds to
judicially review
the decision to grant planning permission
for the West Acre Park development

The legal team at Richard Buxton Solicitors have been very busy with the case.

They have reviewed various pieces of evidence and have concluded that there are substantial grounds to challenge the decision.

In the meantime, there is a need to be patient as the case unfolds but there will be regular updates as they happen.

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27th July 2021 – Isle of Wight Council Planning Committee

agree planning permission

CLLR GEOFF BRODIE  JOINS  3 CONSERVATIVES,

CLLRS CHRIS QUIRK, MARTIN OLIVER AND PAUL BRADING,

IN SELLING OUT

CENTURIES OF ISLAND RURAL COMMUNITY

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNCIL NEEDS TO BE TAKEN TO JUDICIAL REVIEW

IW COUNCIL PLANNING OFFICE, PLANNING COMMITTEE, MONITORING OFFICE AND LEGAL TEAM

– UNFIT TO REPRESENT ISLAND RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES ?

and let them know how you feel about this betrayal of all that makes this Island special,

and what you think of the conduct of the IW Planning Office, its Officers and the IW Planning Committee.

TO SAVE WESTRIDGE FARM

6215 SIGNATURES ALREADY !!!

SPREAD THE WORD, GET EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO SIGN

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WESTACRE DEVELOPERS

POLLUTING NATURAL ENVIRONMENT ?

SOME THINGS IW COUNCILLORS NOT SHOWN

DURING THEIR SITE VISIT

CHECKOUT THE VIDEO AND PHOTOS BELOW !

BUILDING SITE WASTE & RUNOFF POLLUTING NATURAL BROOK, TREES AND HEDGEROWS !

SURFACE WASTE FROM OCCUPIED HOUSES AND ROADS BEING RUN INTO LOCAL BROOK !

IW Councillors who will decide the planning application undertook a site visit Friday 23rd July.

The Planning Officers made a point of showing the Councillors the newly built Westacre properties but omitted to show Councillors the developer’s disregard for the natural environment and the developers not adhering to past planning permission requirements.

Makes you wonder what the priorities of the IW Planning Office and its Officers are…

Formal complaints have been lodged with IW Council, more are to be lodged both with IW Council and The Environment Agency.

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CONTACT ISLE OF WIGHT COUNCILLORS

TO LET THEM KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT SAVING WESTRIDGE FARM

– GET EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO CONTACT THE COUNCILLORS –

IT’S IMPORTANT THE COUNCILLORS KNOW HOW EVERYONE FEELS ABOUT SAVING WESTRIDGE FARM AND THE APPALLING CONDUCT OF THE IWC PLANNING OFFICE AND PLANNING COMMITTEE.

Westridge Farmland Community Initiative

(WFCI)

750 HAVE COMPLETED THE

HAVE YOU ?

– GET EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY –

– Let’s keep an Island for future generations we can be proud of !

IF APPLICATION NOT STOPPED THE LAND WILL NEVER AGAIN PRODUCE

ORCHARDS, DAIRY, SHEEP, PIGS AND TIMBER

OR ANY OTHER RENEWABLE RESOURCE

WE WILL LOSE FOREVER GREENFIELD, ANCIENT HEDGEROWS AND HABITAT OF RED LISTED INTERNATIONALLY ENDANGERED SPECIES

ACTION IS REQUIRED NOW !

DEVELOPERS AND OTHERS ARE NOW ATTEMPTING TO DESTROY FOREVER THIS PRECIOUS AND NOW RARE ISLAND HABITAT FOR QUICK SHORT TERM PROFIT

ROBBING CURRENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS, AND WILDLIFE OF A NOW PRECIOUS ISLAND RESOURCE AND HABITAT

THIS LAND HAS FOR MANY GENERATIONS AND CENTURIES PROVIDED SUSTENANCE FOR THE ISLE OF WIGHT COMMUNITY AND HABITAT FOR WILDLIFE, SOME OF WHICH ARE RED LISTED AND INTERNATIONALLY ENDANGERED

PLANNING APPLICATION IS FOR ANOTHER

475 PROPERTIES

IN ADDITION TO

86 PROPERTIES

ALREADY BEING BUILT ON PART OF THE FARMLAND

We all know things are not as they should be here on the Isle of Wight with decisions being made and things happening that shouldn’t…

So let’s get together and collectively do something about it !

NUMBERS MATTER !

THIS PLANNING APPLICATION MUST BE STOPPED.

Save Westridge Farm (SWF) is a Community Action group located on the Isle of Wight, southern England. It was formed 2016 by island residents to stop so called ‘developers’ from destroying the ancient tenanted farmland known as Westridge Farm together with the precious ancient habitat and wildlife it maintains and supports.

Farming has been recorded at least as far back as the 13th century and the Doomsday Book.

There was once hundreds of farms on the island. Because of terrain this was mainly dairy, sheep and orchard in the eastern isle and arable elsewhere.

In one 20 year period the island lost over 80% of its dairy farms, with less than 10 now remaining. All too often the land has been lost forever as agricultural or wildlife resource.

In living memory there were once 11 farms within a mile of Westridge Farm, now there is just Westridge remaining.

Westridge farmland has been put to many agricultural uses over the generations and centuries including:

Orchards, Provision of Timber, Sheep, Pigs and presently dairy.

The ancient hedgerows, pastures and environment is home to and provides for many endangered species, some of which are internationally red listed.

Please step forward

and take action if

YOU ARE AT ALL CONCERNED

about any of the following…

(Please note these are not intended as material considerations for planning objections. Please see elsewhere on this site for information about material considerations and examples you may wish is use.)

OVER DEVELOPMENT ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT…

– Want it to stop ?

DESTRUCTION & PERMANENT LOSS OF PRECIOUS HABITAT AND WILDLIFE…

– Want to put Nature and Environment before Profit ?

RESIDENTS & CONSERVATION BODIES BEING IGNORED…

– Want them to be listened to ?

QUESTIONABLE ISLE OF WIGHT COUNCIL DECISIONS…

– Want to hold Councillors and Isle of Wight Council to account ?

LACK OF INFRA-STRUCTURE & PUBLIC TRANSPORT…

– Want joined up, appropriate planning ?

FED-UP WITH LACK OF SERVICES FOR EXISTING RESIDENTS…

– Want existing need met before more building?

DEVELOPERS PROFITING AT OTHERS EXPENSE…

– Want development to benefit existing residents as well?

OVER SUPPLY OF 3, 4, 5 BEDROOM HOUSES…

– Want appropriate development?

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