A couple of weeks ago, I went for an early morning trip to Totland Bay. It was about 6.30am, so it wasn't exactly buzzing with activity.
I took the chance to have a nosey at the ongoing work at Totland Pier, which seems to be progressing nicely.
According to an Isle of Wight County Press article from six months ago, there is "planning permission for a stunning restaurant set over two levels with the ability to cater for 120 covers inside/100 covers outside, at the western end of Totland Pier."
The same article (which is a property listing) also says "There is also existing planning permission for a holiday home instead, if any future owner wanted to pursue that avenue."
If you are inclined to read through planning documents then the relevant ones to search for on the Isle of Wight Council website are 19/01619/FUL ('Proposed two storey restaurant; gatehouse building; balustrading; landing steps and pontoon on pier head') and a more recent one called 21/00834/DIS which is to do with which parts of the pier will be open to the public.
Anyway, I'm excited to see the new building emerge after seeing the pier looking pretty sorry for itself for a long time.
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