Our West Acre plans
Our plans for what we have called West Acre Park include up to 465 much-needed new homes, as well as community amenities such as a new GP surgery. It will also be home to 25 acres of beautiful, landscaped parkland for local people and visitors to enjoy.
Our commitment to the environment has played a huge role in our plans, meaning that only one of the trees on the land will need to be cut down, and we will be planting many more trees and shrubs throughout the landscaping process.
Many of you will be aware that we have started work on the build of 80 homes off Hope Road. We are proposing new access points which we believe will alleviate the burden on Hope Road, in what we hope is phase one of a proposed ﬁve-phase West Acre Park development.
We would like to hear your thoughts about our plans for the area, over a third of which will be open leisure space.
Captiva Homes is an Island business, run by Islanders who play a real part in the community. We feel the weight of responsibility of development on the Isle of Wight and are genuinely pleased to be able to offer the right mix of homes for the community, including affordable housing.
They go some way to meeting the housing requirements for our Island now and for future generations, and we have designed our homes to grow with families and give them the opportunity to extend them in the future.
The fact that the development also includes community infrastructure essential for responsible development is very important to us. The parkland concept, we believe, should ensure West Acre Park develops into a lively and engaged community where people can live and enjoy the great Island outdoors on their doorstep.
Your views about our concept matter to us and we hope you will come along to our public exhibition so we can share what we believe is a wonderful scheme for the whole of Ryde, setting the benchmark for future developments on the Island.
Introducing our plans
Across the site, we propose to build a low-density scheme of up to 465 homes leaving more than a third of public open space, including our special parkland.
Our commitment to the environment has played a huge role in our plans and only one of the trees on the land would need to be cut down. Our goal is to increase the ecological value of the area and we will therefore be planting many more trees and shrubs throughout the landscaping process.
In terms of access to the development, we are proposing Appley Road, Bullen Road and secondary access from Hope Road. We also are currently showing an additional public footpath entrance to the site from Marlborough Road.
We hope to start building the homes in 2020.
- Much-needed new GP surgery
- Beautifully-sculptured 25-acre parkland – the largest in Ryde
- More than £1.6 million for local schools and other education facilities
- Some 50 homes a year delivered in the low-density scheme
- Large-scale extension to the public footpaths connecting Ryde with Nettlestone and beyond
- Improvements to local roads and highway infrastructure
- Community café/hub on the park
- A well-equipped recreation ground and play area
- Proposed increase to the current number of allotments
- Overall some 160 affordable homes specifically for local residents
Please come and see our plans for yourself
We are holding public open days at St John’s Church in High Park Road on October 10th from 10.30am to 2pm and at Oakﬁeld Primary School in Appley Road on October 11th from 6pm to 8.30pm.
Everyone is welcome to come along and talk to the project team.
Captiva Homes prides itself not just on building great homes, but on building them with a ﬁrm focus on excellence – in design, in materials, in craftsmanship and in customer service.
We are committed to quality and creativity, to sustainable development, to energy efﬁciency, to the environment and to all our communities.
We’re at the forefront of sustainable green technology, therefore all of our one to four-bedroom properties, including bungalows, will be designed to minimise carbon emissions as a part of a drive towards a greener future.
Your questions answered
What has Captiva built before?
We have been building fantastic homes on the Isle of Wight for nearly two decades, including: Springﬁeld Court, Seaview; Cavendish Close, Bembridge; Market Place, Newport; Princess Court and The Saunders in East Cowes, and Beatrice Court and ‘The Reach’ in Shanklin.
Is this an ecologically sensitive site?
We take a responsible approach to all species and biodiversity and have monitored the site for over three years. Working with Natural England and other environmental consultants we are committed to positively promoting, enhancing and delivering net improvements to habitat and biodiversity. With the addition of the parkland and additional trees and hedges we hope to attract a great deal more wildlife to the area.
What is the land currently used for?
The land is currently used for farming and active farming will continue to the eastern side of the development.
What is the housing allocation for the Island and has this site been put forward for development?
We have spent a long time carefully considering our plans in accordance with recommendations on housing allocations and suitable sites identiﬁed by the Isle of Wight Council. Based on various studies both nationally and locally, the Isle of Wight Strategic Housing Market Assessment has currently identiﬁed a need to provide 641 new homes per year on the Island. This is based on needs of our communities now and in the future. Over the past three years, the Island has only delivered 71% of its housing requirement. The land in this location has already been identiﬁed as suitable for residential development. Therefore, the team at Captiva Homes as local people, felt a commitment to exploring this opportunity to ensure maximum protection and responsible development of the land by people who care about our community.