MEDINA YARD: HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ISLE OF WIGHT

Medina Yard Development, Isle of Wight

CCL was commissioned by The Harrison Trust, a major landowner in the Isle of Wight, to prepare the housing and economic housing development case in support of a 535 residential and 9,000 sq.m B Use Class regeneration scheme on Cowes town centre waterfront.

Medina Yard is currently a collection of largely under-used industrial and marine activity premises with significant waterside access but limited public accessibility. The regeneration proposals comprise new Grade A employment floorspace together with incubation workspaces, a maritime museum and a substantial level and mix of new housing to broaden choice in Cowes and for the Island as a whole.

CCL represented the Trust at the Local Plan Examination in Public and in various formal representations and submissions to the local authority concerning employment land review, SHMA
update, SHLAA and policy review consultations.

KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Complex housing and economic regeneration development scheme in a coastal town location

  • Extensive analysis of housing market needs, mix and future requirements cross-referenced to economic and inward investment dynamics

  • Planning permission granted in January 2018