After Historic England (HE) determined proposals to turn a dilapidated Isle of Wight castle into a luxury resort as ‘a very poor outcome for such an important place’, developers have responded, reports the Isle of Wight County Press.
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… scheme has mainly been met with negative responses…
Isle of Wight County Press writes:
Following years of discussions, plans have finally been submitted for East Cowes’ Grade I listed Norris Castle.
The scheme has mainly been met with negative responses, the latest coming from HE, which anticipates objecting to the application but, in a statement, said it needs more information before it can issue its definite answer….
GTS said it thought it had reached an agreement with HE on the acceptable ‘level of harm’ – or the amount of change – to the site, in order to ensure the castle is saved in the long-term.
Conversations have also been taking place about the financial viability…
GTS said: “We would be willing to address any concerns raised by any source in a professional and responsible way.
“We are only temporary custodians… ultimately the responsibility for saving the estate lies with the Isle of Wight Council…’