Osea Island: Plans for island cottages set for go-ahead

Osea Island: Plans for island cottages set for go-ahead

Osea Island: Plans for island cottages set for go-ahead

First published in Local News

Plans to develop a remote island and enhance its growing reputation for tourism could move a step closer tonight.

A previous application to build 19 new holiday cottages on Osea Island was withdrawn by the island’s owner, Nigel Frieda, after Maldon District Council’s planning officers recommended it was refused, raising concerns it would be out of keeping with the area.

But the revised blueprint, which includes eight pairs of semi-detached bungalows and cottages, one detached cottage and conversion of a barn into amenities for guests, including an indoor swimming pool, gym, shop and dining room, has now been recommended for approval at tonight’s central area planning committee meeting.

 

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

1:11pm Wed 14 Nov 12

The Yellow Peril says...

Having stayed on the island about this time last year, I think it is very sensible to proceed with caution. It is a very special place and could so easily be spoiled with too much development. A little shop would be OK but many more properties will affect the amount of people on the tiny island.
Having stayed on the island about this time last year, I think it is very sensible to proceed with caution. It is a very special place and could so easily be spoiled with too much development. A little shop would be OK but many more properties will affect the amount of people on the tiny island. The Yellow Peril
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree