Tension over developer wanting to build houses on football club land

Niton football ground

The club say the investment pledge from the land owner is a great opportunity to replace the tired changing rooms, but residents argue the development would be detrimental to the AONB and is not needed.

Monday, 15th December, 2014 3:09pm

By Sally Perry

Your vote can help Island band CHAMPS make the Rebel Playlist


Your vote for this track could result in an Isle of Wight band getting primetime play on Steve Lamacq's 6Music Rebel Playlist.

Thursday, 4th December, 2014 10:34am

By Sally Perry

Just in: The independent ‘Can they/Can’t they use it?’ report on Undercliff Drive

Welcome to St Lawrence - Undercliff Drive rebuilt road

The Island company that produced this full and detailed report came to different conclusions and recommendations to those provided by Ramboll and Island Roads. OnTheWight has the details.

Friday, 14th November, 2014 4:29pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Stark contrast between residents’ version and that of Island Roads

Undercliff Glen:

Why are the media being fed information from Island Roads that differs so wildly from what the residents are saying?

Thursday, 13th November, 2014 4:03pm

By Sally Perry with 33 readers' comments

No plans for Undercliff Drive work to go out to tender says council leader

Undercliff Drive - Volunteer road rebuild - wide shot - 23 Oct 14

Although the work is outside the Highways PFI contract, the council say they will not be putting the contract to build a temporary road for landlocked Undercliff Drive residents out to tender.

Wednesday, 12th November, 2014 4:16pm

By Sally Perry with 51 readers' comments

Music video by Island band CHAMPS up for International Award

St Peters champs video shot

St Peters has been shortlisted for 'Best Video' prize, but is up against some big names, so the brothers from Niton need the Island's support to push up the public vote.

Tuesday, 11th November, 2014 11:21am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Government minister says no to emergency funding for Undercliff Drive

Undercliff Drive engineering works after landslip

In response to a plea from the Ventnor Town Council for the same financial treatment that Eastbourne received after its pier caught fire earlier in the year, Penny Mordaunt passes the buck onto the IWC.

Thursday, 6th November, 2014 3:19pm

By Sally Perry with 72 readers' comments

Vehicle access for Undercliff residents in the hands of the Executive

Undercliff Drive - Volunteer road rebuild - wide shot - 23 Oct 14

Executive members will be voting next week on whether to give the go-ahead for a low-cost temporary road to be built to the west of Undercliff Drive's landlocked residents.

Tuesday, 4th November, 2014 9:32am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Wildlife Trust ‘fully sympathetic’ to Undercliff residents

Undercliff resident re-opening - attempted re-closure - Island Roads and residents - St Lawrence sign

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

Flash flooding blamed on Island Roads’ inaction

Niton Flood

Fifteen minutes of heavy rain which left Niton High Street under water this morning (Wednesday 29th October) has led to renewed calls for something to be done about storm drains in the village.

Wednesday, 29th October, 2014 3:39pm

By Retired Hack

Councillors insist on their own independent report on volunteer-rebuilt road on Undercliff Drive

Looking west on Undercliff Drive - Island Roads staff

Engineers commissioned by Island Roads concluded this week that the small section of road rebuilt by volunteers was unsafe for residents' cars to use. The council Executive have now commissioned their own independent assessment of the work.

Wednesday, 29th October, 2014 1:32pm

By Sally Perry with 43 readers' comments

Revealed: Council officers rejected plan to build temporary road on Undercliff straight after landslip

Undercliff Drive stabilisation works

It's come to light that the whole road-access-to-houses situation could have been resolved straight after the February landslip, if only council officers had allowed the work to be carried out.

Tuesday, 28th October, 2014 8:46pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments