Isle of Wight Council

Learn what’s really happening at the Isle of Wight Council at OnTheWight, reported by this award-winning team behind the Isle of Wight news service. Coverage includes the council’s delegated decisions, planning applications, changes in policy and press releases.

Reports reveal ‘Very High’ risks identified prior to work starting on Undercliff Drive

Exposed roadworks on Undercliff Drive February 2014

This previously unseen report, delivered prior to the extensive works at Undercliff Drive, highlights risks associated with carrying out the work and raises significant questions.

Wednesday, 20th August, 2014 5:07pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Community sport activators organise first event


The first sporting event to be organised by the Isle of Wight Council's new community sport activators has been arranged.

Wednesday, 20th August, 2014 1:51pm

By IW Council Press Office

Upgrade for popular public route between Fishbourne and Binstead

Horse rider

Works to upgrade a well used public route near Ryde have been completed in partnership with Island Roads.

Wednesday, 20th August, 2014 10:29am

By IW Council Press Office

Lend a Hand mortgage scheme helps first time buyer purchase their new home

Monopoly houses and coins by Images of Money:

Lloyds Bank and the Isle of Wight Council’s ongoing partnership to provide Local Lend a Hand mortgages has given 23 year old Mason Parker from Sandown the chance to move into his first home.

Wednesday, 20th August, 2014 8:18am

By Sally Perry

IWC stalling on their action over the future of the Winter Gardens

VWG June 2014

Despite previously saying that once the deadline was up the Cabinet would make a decision, Cllr Jon Gilbey is now saying the council have six months to decide what action they might take.

Tuesday, 19th August, 2014 8:30pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Guess how much it’s going to cost the council to start charging at previously free car parks?


OnTheWight asked for details of how much it would cost the council to introduce parking charges in areas where it was previously free. That's revealed some costs are unknown to IWC.

Tuesday, 19th August, 2014 7:27pm

By Simon Perry with 9 readers' comments

Executive decision on Dogs on Leads Order has ‘serious reputational and legal risks’ say councillors

Dog on beach :

Five councillors, led by the chair of the Scrutiny Committee, say the decision to make changes to the Dogs on Leads Order and the process by which it was taken, "has serious reputational and legal risks for the Council".

Tuesday, 19th August, 2014 10:44am

By Sally Perry

Atherfield Bay developers lodge appeal with Planning Inspectorate


Developers have submitted an appeal with the Planning Inspectorate against the Isle of Wight council's decision to refuse an application to build 95 units of holiday accommodation.

Tuesday, 19th August, 2014 10:18am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Green energy grants spark new jobs in sustainable marine energy


Grants from the Isle of Wight Council’s SOREC and Future Solent enable Island company to develop unique tidal energy platform and employ more people

Monday, 18th August, 2014 8:40am

By Christopher Barrass with 2 readers' comments

Large improvements in A-Level results for the Isle of Wight


Post 16 students studying in the Island’s sixth forms have been successful this year in national A-level examinations and vocational qualifications.

Thursday, 14th August, 2014 2:06pm

By IW Council Press Office

Online map launched by council to give local planning info

IWC Planning map

A new online map has been launched by the Isle of Wight Council to help local communities look up and understand planning policies affecting their area.

Thursday, 14th August, 2014 9:53am

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Ramblers’ President says urgent action is needed at Totland sea wall (updated)

Totland Bay Landslide

Kate Ashbrook believes failure of the council to reinstate the coastal path at Totland would be a severe blow to the Island’s economy and to the enjoyment of its residents and visitors.

Tuesday, 12th August, 2014 9:15am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments