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.

Newport Harbour regeneration plans move to next stage

Artists impression of Newport Harbour regenerated

The changes mean investors will be able to negotiate longer leases with the Isle of Wight council, and it takes the brakes off the proposed plans for the Harbour

Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 10:42am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight businesses encouraged to help young people get foothold on jobs market through Kickstart Scheme

young people working at a desk at their laptops and laughing

The Isle of Wight council's director of regeneration and chair of the Isle of Wight Apprenticeship Board, will coordinate the scheme for the Island as a key part of the economic recovery of the Island

Monday, 12th October, 2020 8:10am

By IW Council Press Office

Nicholson Road application gets green light, despite objection by Island Roads over major highway concerns (Updated)

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The planning applications for development of Nicholson Road, Ryde were approved last night, despite major highways concerns from Island Roads and the Town Council. Details within

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 9:38am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 14 readers' comments

Sandown Honour Trail causing a storm on Sandown seafront

The Sandown Honour Trail

The Trail was set up to provide a positive, uplifting welcome to all on Sandown's seafront, but some residents say that on the whole the impression is "morbid, maudlin and at odds with Sandown as a tourism destination where people go to relax, forget their worries"

Tuesday, 18th August, 2020 6:03pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

South Coast Leisure request further changes to St George’s Park deal

artists impression of st georges park development

SCL say that retail market conditions have changed considerably since 2016/17 and want the council to agree to new terms

Tuesday, 14th July, 2020 2:21pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Tories vote to defeat Newport Conservative councillor’s wishes

artist impression of Newport Harbour Masterplan and insert of cllr matthew price

Cllr Matthew Price has spoken passionately against proposed housing plans for Seaclose Park, but his Conservative colleagues voted to defeat his call for a review of the proposals

Monday, 6th July, 2020 3:32pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council’s plans to buy Venture Quays in the balance

venture quays

The Isle of Wight council's Cabinet will be tasked with deciding whether to go ahead with the plans or let Cllrs Stewart and Whittle make the call

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 3:47pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Council refuse to give reassurance OnTheWight sought in relation to sale of land in Sandown

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Residents are concerned that land dear to the hearts of locals and visitors - and rich in heritage - will form part of the deal for a new investment partner. OnTheWight sought reassurance from the council

Thursday, 27th February, 2020 5:39pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Regeneration plans for Ryde Business Park open for public comment

nicholson road artist impression

Although the application has been submitted by the council, which owns the land, it will still be dealt with as any other application would.

Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 5:30pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Cowboy landlords and slum housing part of the Isle of Wight’s ‘systemic housing problem’ says officer

Damp housing conditions

The Isle of Wight council's housing needs service manager said because a lot of landlords are cowboys they are in effect placing people in unsuitable accommodation that’s unfit for human habitation.

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 2:34pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

National funding bid hopes to revive Ryde’s historic character

Ryde boat with flowers

It's hoped a successful bid will enable enhancement of the whole of the High Street, in particular drawing on aspects of heritage to bring back a sense of history, consider the use of the squares and how those can be improved, as well as looking at connectivity between different areas.

Thursday, 4th July, 2019 9:27am

By Peter Gruner with 3 readers' comments

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