A number of amendments have been made to a Draft Development Framework for Grange House, following a consultation with the residents of the area.
The former Education Offices site was allocated for housing in the Island Development Plan in 2016.
During the compilation of a Draft Development Framework, which has now been approved, six responses were received by residents.
They were largely in support of the Framework, however requested minor changes to the public realm of the area and access to the carpark.
As a result of the consultation responses and the change in status of the trees on site, a number of amendments were made to the draft Development Framework, including:
Recognition of the historic interest of the militia hut;
Inclusion of references to the Tree Protection Orders on site; and
Amendments relating to the biodiversity of the site.
The number of houses that will actually be built on the site will come down to the specific planning application, when it is made, but it will by influenced by the requirement to preserve the special interest of the Protected Building as well as taking into account other constraints such as the Protected Trees and character of the Conservation Area.
Those trees were deemed to need protecting after, during the Framework's assessment, the DPA decided it needed to issue a Group Tree Protection Order to cover the cluster of six stem Sycamore Trees and the Copper Beech tree, all at the north of the Education Offices site.
Pictured top: Grange House, the Grange.
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