Chris Ashman


Chris Ashman was appointed by The Isle of Wight Council as Director of Regeneration in December 2016.

He leads a major new regeneration programme, designed to attract investment to the Island and create jobs and other financial and community benefits over the next decade.

Below are some of the articles which mention Chris.

Director of Isle of Wight regeneration pleased with progress so far

regeneration workshop sheet

Chris Ashman says regeneration is a long term gain, "it’s a five or ten year process" and updates on several of the planned developments.

Thursday, 20th December, 2018 4:20pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Revealed: ‘Exciting’ and inspiring ideas for Esplanade regeneration

Esplanade Opportunities

Points of interest such as public art, modern dining, family-friendly play areas, an outdoor gym, solar-powered chargers and free Wifi, are all being discussed as part of the Esplanade's regeneration plans. OnTheWight has all the details.

Thursday, 4th October, 2018 12:28pm

By Sally Perry

Vacant Camp Hill site still the ‘elephant in the room’

camp hill site - isle of opportunity

The director of regeneration says the Camp Hill site has been a matter of interest to the Conservative administration from day one.

Monday, 30th July, 2018 3:51pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Complaint against Isle of Wight council lodged by Phoenix Trust after being ‘jerked around’

angry bird bully

A charity which provides day care for more than 90 adults with severe, multiple and profound learning disabilities has lodged a formal complaint against the Isle of Wight council after two years of being 'jerked around'.

Thursday, 5th July, 2018 5:42pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council choose ‘Light Touch Regime’ and Investment Partner route for Dinosaur Isle

Dinosaur Isle

The council have chosen to 'Procure an Investment Partner', using a ‘Light Touch Regime’ for Dinosaur Isle's future. The British Dinosaur Trust are still hopeful.

Tuesday, 5th June, 2018 4:45pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Developer pulls out of huge Ryde redevelopment: Exclusive (Updated)

Harcourt Sands

The developer of the 2.8 acre site in Ryde, who has been working on the project for six years, has now pulled out.

Friday, 27th April, 2018 6:14pm

By Simon Perry with 6 readers' comments

No intention to sell off public spaces in Ryde, says regeneration director

Model of Ryde Esplanade

The Isle of Wight council's regeneration team is involved in lots of background work, reviewing previous consultations and proposals and testing out many different possibilities for Ryde.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018 5:22pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Deadline extended: Business opportunities being offered by Isle of Wight council

Deckchair Duo

Director of Regeneration's hope is that fledgling local business people will come forward and see the potential of these opportunities

Wednesday, 21st February, 2018 11:48am

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Exemplary council officers recognised for outstanding contributions

Come dine with us - project

The CEO of the Isle of Wight council said the awards evening was an opportunity to "remind ourselves about how well our team has done, to inspire one another to do greater things and take the next steps on our road together".

Thursday, 1st February, 2018 3:57pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

New Startup Centre planned for the Isle to Wight

laptop computer

Begin your thinking on new technology startup ideas. A Startup Centre is coming to the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 8th November, 2017 10:56am

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Gigabit Isle of Wight by 2021 thanks to £35m investment

wightfibre cables

At today's (Wednesday) Solent Digital Conference in Cowes, WightFibre announces that it has secured a £35m investment to build a full-fibre, future proof, ultrafast (Gigabit) broadband network across the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 8th November, 2017 9:52am

By Dale Howarth with 9 readers' comments

Council’s Isle of Wight Digital Conference gets Government support

Internet Access

The Isle of Wight council say they want to be a 'trailblazing council' and have organised their first ever Digital Conference for later in the year.

Thursday, 17th August, 2017 2:14pm

By IW Council Press Office with 17 readers' comments