Natural England get commitment from Island Roads not to work in SSSI without consultation

Undercliff Drive - SSSI sign on site of cut down trees - Jun 2015

Post-site visit, Natural England have gained commitment from Island Roads to properly consult them before any further work is carried out in the legally-protected SSSI area.

Wednesday, 15th July, 2015 11:21am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Council confirm Undercliff Drive plans

New Undercliff hoardings - 9 June 2014

For the record, here's the official word from the council on Undercliff Drive plans.

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2015 9:27am

By IW Council Press Office

Undercliff Drive: Council reveal work schedule to residents

Welcome to St Lawrence - Undercliff Drive rebuilt road

Work on reinstating the road from Niton to the landlocked properties on Undercliff Drive starts this week. Residents can expect to be able to use the road to their properties later this year.

Monday, 22nd June, 2015 6:12pm

By Sally Perry with 31 readers' comments

Adventuring family of 12 rescued by Coastguard (Two photo sets)

Blackgang rescue - 7 June 2015 - Helicopter with sunset - 640px

Finding themselves lost, tired and concerned, a holidaying family of twelve did the right thing and called the emergency services. We've got two great sets of photos.

Monday, 8th June, 2015 11:40am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Cows on the loose between Blackgang and Niton

Cow in a field

Take care if you're planning to drive between Niton and Blackgang this morning, as a herd of cows are reported to be on the loose.

Friday, 5th June, 2015 9:56am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Council’s plans for Undercliff Drive appear to have glaring errors

Undercliff Drive landslip :

The council have issued plans to the public today, but it looks like there's some really glaring errors in them. Not only that but even council officers admit they haven't even done costings yet. How can they say they're starting in just two months?

Tuesday, 19th May, 2015 5:01pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Council release plans for Undercliff Drive

Undercliff drive

The Isle of Wight Council has today (Tuesday 19 May) confirmed details of work to create vehicular access to properties affected by last year’s landslip along Undercliff Drive, near St Lawrence.

Tuesday, 19th May, 2015 1:23pm

By IW Council Press Office with 15 readers' comments

Island Roads about to start two more major road schemes

Road closed works and traffic lights

Island Roads issue a press release alerting the public they'll be starting more main road resurfacing works shortly - something the 25 year PFI contractor is being paid £1.4m per month to carry out.

Friday, 1st May, 2015 8:16am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Celebrations as primary school lifted out of Special Measures

Niton children on the playing field

Three cheers for all involved in helping to lift the school out of Special Measures.

Friday, 24th April, 2015 2:54pm

By Sally Perry

Undercliff Drive: An update on renewing access to the area

New Undercliff hoardings - 9 June 2014

Fourteen months since Undercliff Drive suffered a significant landslip, OnTheWight has been talking to those closest to the situation to find out where progress is, including when the public and residents will be able to gain access again.

Thursday, 16th April, 2015 8:13pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

Letter: Is the proposed tidal energy scheme a hoax?


This reader returns his thoughts to the work that took place at Flowersbrook back in the mid 1990s and questions the purpose of the proposed Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre

Friday, 20th March, 2015 2:49pm

By Anonymous with 9 readers' comments

Council extend consultation on Flowersbrook planning app

Flowersbrook - caravan park

Yet more documents have been submitted, pushing last Friday's deadline to the 10th April.

Monday, 16th March, 2015 9:24am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments