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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.

Green Party’s ‘Open Primary’ selection of parliamentary candidate a first on the Island


It's thought the Open Primary planned for September is the first of its kind on the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 11:40am

By Daniel James with 10 readers' comments

Planning Committee to consider offshore wind farm application

Navitus Bay computer-generated simulation

There's a huge number of considerations that members of the planning committee will need to take into account when debating this application on Tuesday.

Monday, 21st July, 2014 3:34pm

By Sally Perry with 29 readers' comments

Unesco say Navitus Bay could threaten Heritage status of Jurassic Coast

Challenge Navius annimation of view form Isle of Wight

The future heritage status of the Jurassic Coast could be in jeopardy say media reports this week.

Tuesday, 27th May, 2014 5:49pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Government to examine Navitus Bay windfarm plans

Navitus Bay computer-generated simulation

The Planning Inspectorate will now take six months to examine the 18,000 page application.

Friday, 9th May, 2014 10:55am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Challenge Navitus claim Navitus Bay developer ‘misled public’

Challenge Navius annimation of view form Isle of Wight

The campaign group hopes their 11-page objection will have it thrown out at an early stage.

Monday, 14th April, 2014 10:54am

By Simon Perry with 19 readers' comments

Plans for a single wind turbine in Wootton revealed

Image: 3336 under CC BY 2.0

We'll have to rename today as 'Green Friday', having two wind turbine reports within hours of each other.

Friday, 11th April, 2014 3:16pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Parkhurst wind turbine applicant responds to MP’s release

Wind turbine against cloud sky by pkorsmok

John Mills - on behalf of Partnerships for Renewables Development Company - responds to claims made in the Isle of Wight MP's press release earlier in the week.

Friday, 11th April, 2014 9:32am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Wind turbine would blight prison land say objectors

Conservative Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner, arranged a meeting with objectors to the proposed wind turbine at Parkhurst and Prisons Minister Jeremy Wright MP.

Wednesday, 9th April, 2014 1:14pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 13 readers' comments

New ‘bike’ buses launched on the Isle of Wight

Bikes on buses

It is now easier for cyclists to take their bicycles to areas across the Island using public transport instead of their cars.

Wednesday, 2nd April, 2014 10:44am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Navitus Bay gives Yarmouth further hope of offshore windfarm work

Navitus Bay computer-generated simulation

Three areas about the south coast named, giving each hope of being the single victor.

Tuesday, 1st April, 2014 4:34pm

By Simon Perry

Ventnor Fishery concerned over impact of Tidal Energy Centre

Geoff Blake

Fishermen say the Tidal Energy Centre, planned to be built within sight of St Catherine’s lighthouse, may decimate the town’s important fishing industry.

Friday, 7th March, 2014 2:58pm

By Abigail Hennings with 8 readers' comments

Two Island institutions criticised at David Green’s inquest

David Green at Parliament by Jason Swain for Ecoisland

David Green's family wept in court as the Coroner presented the outcome of the investigation, which found no criminal offences had been committed. Police discovered the Government grant, that sparked the investigation, had been used to pay off the company's debts.

Wednesday, 5th March, 2014 4:10pm

By Simon Perry with 20 readers' comments