Quote from local Appley and Elmfield Councillor Michael Lilley’s website, posted 1/2/2023:
- West Acre Park – The Planning Application is now coming back to IW Planning Committee on the 21st March or 24th April 2023 depending on when Captiva Homes comes back to IW Council with their agreement with Natural England regarding migrating birds and Solent waders (such as curlews) who feed/breed on the Westridge Farm site. The case officer then has to complete a report. Until the planning committee agrees to this change to the proposed legal S106 agreement, IW Council cannot issue consent and the development cannot start. There are two outcomes (1) the planning committee votes against the agreement and therefore in theory the application falls although the applicant/developers could appeal at this stage (2) the planning committee votes for the report and issues consent which would enable the residents’ solicitors to go to court to start the process of judicial review – See Save Westridge Farm Campaign (crowdjustice.com) for updates.
- Pennyfeathers Reserved Matters (Planning Application) The final report by the planning case officer is being prepared and is scheduled to go to planning committee on either 21st March or 24th April planning committee meetings.