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Plans for an eco-holiday complex of 60 lodges and 100 acres of managed wetland with an RSPB Visitor Centre, on land near Brading, are being advertised by the Isle of Wight Council from today (Friday).

The Brading Wetland Project was first discussed as early as 2012, by St Helen’s Parish Council, and was opposed.

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It has also previously been opposed by Bembridge Parish Council which (in July 2017) cited concerns about the possible dangers of flooding, Japanese Knotweed contamination, and the site’s SSSI and environmental status.

Developer IOW Eco Reserve Limited, through architect Enplan, wants to create sustainable lodges to sit alongside an RSPB Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre.

The site was previously earmarked to become an eighteen-hole golf course, but the scheme did not materialise.

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