6 March 2008
Miller Homes, with the support of consultants WYG, has recently been selected as the winning bidder by the Isle of Wight Council and its partner Spectrum Homes to build a new high quality sustainable development on 23 ha of land at Pan, Southern Newport on the Isle of Wight.
The Planning and Environmental teams at WYG prepared and submitted the winning bid on behalf of Miller Homes. The multi-disciplined consultant provided the award winning developer with a complete consultancy service including planning, ecology, infrastructure, sustainability, drainage and highways expertise to ensure the bid met the aspirations of the Isle of Wight Council and the local community.
Miller Homes was chosen from four potential developers to build a new high quality sustainable development that will be integrated into the existing community on the edge of the Isle of Wight’s county town of Newport. The Housing Corporation has allocated a £11 million grant to enable approximately 240 of the1,000 new homes to be affordable, shared ownership or rented accommodation units. The project, which will work towards achieving the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 to sustain the overall life of the scheme, will fully integrate the new accommodation with the existing Pan community.
Environmental Impact Assessment and Planning Application to be submitted in June 2008.
Work will start on site in April 2009 within the 11 year build programme finishing in 2020.
Speaking about the project, Martin Hawthorne, Director for WYG, comments: “WYG’s role in the bid for this unique project meant that Miller Homes was equipped with the best planning and environmental solutions needed to make the scheme successful, including maximising the green credentials by delivering a low carbon footprint and integrating the urban and green corridors to allow wildlife to florish within the development.
It has allowed us to demonstrate our expertise as a multi-disciplined consultancy and provide a ‘one stop’ service for Miller Homes’ successful bid. The project is important to revitalising this area of the Isle of Wight and one step further to giving the community and the Island a sustainable future, a core principle that underpins all WYG activity”.