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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.
An application for two wind turbines on the site of Camp Hill Prison have been refused by the planning committee, following advice from planning officers.
Wednesday, 17th December, 2014 3:57pm
By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments
Officers say the turbines would have a significant adverse impact on the character and appearance of the nationally designated landscape they would sit within.
Tuesday, 9th December, 2014 8:32am
By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments
The new plans would see the number of turbines considerably reduced.
Thursday, 20th November, 2014 12:04pm
By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments
It's unclear exactly how many jobs will be created on the Island for the new serial blade manufacturing, but this is surely great news for skilled workers.
Wednesday, 12th November, 2014 12:13pm
By Sally Perry with 36 readers' comments
Business and Energy Minister Matthew Hancock says "Industry are scrambling over themselves to invest in the UK and explore for energy."
Monday, 10th November, 2014 4:03pm
By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments
Whoops! Hopefully no-one was injured when the tower for the wind turbine blew over.
Saturday, 8th November, 2014 1:52pm
By Sally Perry with 74 readers' comments
Charities are challenging political parties to ‘act for nature’ by introducing new laws to restore nature and increase everyone’s access to it, not only for nature’s sake but also for the contribution it makes to people’s health and wellbeing.
Friday, 31st October, 2014 10:57am
By Kizzie Henderson with 7 readers' comments
It's not just Ryde Pier that you'll see on Countryfile this coming Sunday. You'll be able to find out more about the Woodland Therapy Project too.
Other reports have been quite alarmist on the re-laying of Undercliff Drive. OnTheWight has spoken to the Wildlife Trust and got a far more balanced response.
Thursday, 30th October, 2014 10:05am
By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments