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If you want to find out more about the issues that affect our environment, this is where they’ll be. Whether it’s details of the latest asphalt plant, bio-mass plant or wind turbine application, we lay out the facts and let you share your opinion.

£3m promised to kick start revival of coastal heritage

Totland pier

A new £3 million fund could be vital to helping kick-start the revival of at-risk coastal heritage around the Isle of Wight and create opportunities for new businesses and jobs.

Friday, 27th February, 2015 11:23am

By Erin Rhone

Your great ideas to improve the Isle of Wight: A final mixed bag

University sign

Read on to see what the remaining great ideas you came up with to improve the Isle of Wight were. They range from creating a University here, providing homes for the homeless, introducing Roe deer to our woodlands, and many more.

Saturday, 21st February, 2015 12:30pm

By Sally Perry with 38 readers' comments

You DO need to provide a reason – not just yes/no – on Tidal Energy plans, MMO now claim

Tidal energy tower

A clarification has been issued by the Marine Management Organisation over the licence application for the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre following inaccurate information being given to OnTheWight by their officers.

Thursday, 19th February, 2015 5:12pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Love or loath South Wight tidal energy plans: Have your say

Tidal Energy

The Marine Management Organisation considering the tidal energy licence application off St Catherines, Isle of Wight, remind OnTheWight comments on the scheme need to emailed to them by midnight on Friday.

Wednesday, 18th February, 2015 6:21pm

By Sally Perry with 37 readers' comments

Fears for wildlife as three Isle of Wight sites dropped from MCZ consultation

The Solent :

Last October Wightlink urged Andrew Turner to highlight the dangers of including ferry ports in the proposed Marine Conservation Zone in the Solent. Three of the six Hampshire and the Isle of Wight sites have now been dropped from the consultation.

Thursday, 5th February, 2015 7:49am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s SSSI and AONB out of bounds for fracking

Isle of Wight AONB

The Isle of Wight Council has welcomed the news that the government has clarified its policy on fracking, in particular, the areas where it will not be permitted.

Friday, 30th January, 2015 2:05pm

By IW Council Press Office with 20 readers' comments

Many Isle of Wight projects to benefit from sustainable transport grants

Cycling Island:

The Isle of Wight Council will be funding more than 15 sustainable transport projects under the government's latest Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF).

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 3:02pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Coverage of Green party election campaign launch

Vix Lowthion Green Party candidate

Follow the launch of the Isle of Wight Green Party's election campaign. Brought to you live from Quay Arts in Newport.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 9:09am

By Sally Perry with 61 readers' comments

Prime Minister expresses his support for Tidal Energy Project

PTEC Underwater turbines

The proposed Tidal Engery Project off the coast of St Catherine's will be a World leader and create hundreds of jobs if it gets the go-ahead says PTEC.

Thursday, 8th January, 2015 8:07am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Recycle your cards and wrapping paper at Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury's recycle

Before you stuff your Christmas cards and wrapping paper into the recycling box, consider getting rid of them at Sainsbury's. The supermarket will make a donation to Forest Stewardship Council.

Wednesday, 31st December, 2014 9:16am

By Tanya Blake

Less waste going to landfill as Islanders’ recycle more


Residents are recycling more of their waste and sending less to landfill, according to latest government statistics.

Monday, 22nd December, 2014 11:59am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

New Vestas manufacturing company receives first order

V164 Installed at Østerild, Denmark (prototype):

The new company announced last month, to serial produce blades for future offshore wind projects in the UK, has received its first order.

Saturday, 20th December, 2014 8:20am

By Matt Whitby with 2 readers' comments