In 2012 residents were consulted on a major planning proposal to build 900+ homes on the site known as Pennyfeathers, just outside Ryde East.

The application attracted huge opposition but a revised application in January 2015 was submitted. Below are some of articles relating to the proposals.

Pennyfeathers: Plans for a further 900+ homes in Ryde moves a step closer

Drawing blueprints by Lex Photography

Cllr Lilley says there is no agreed master road infrastructure plan, and no plans for community/education/job creation/health infrastructure and adds that in his view, Ryde Town Council has been totally ignored

Monday, 11th January, 2021 6:56am

By Michael Lilley with 6 readers' comments

Live coverage of the planning committee: Pennyfeathers and Flowersbrook


Follow the discussions and debate at the Planning Committee meeting from the comfort of your home or office from 4pm today.

Tuesday, 8th September, 2015 3:56pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Warning from councillor over Pennyfeathers development

Pennyfeathers revised :

Labour councillor, Geoff Lumley, says that with Planning Services "being slashed to the bone" he worries another huge housing development will be beyond their capacity to manage.

Monday, 7th September, 2015 12:44pm

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

Pennyfeathers and Flood Plan meetings today


If you live in Ryde, you might want to attend either of these meetings later today. They feature the Flood Plans for the area as well as the Pennyfeathers development.

Thursday, 22nd January, 2015 11:59am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Your chance to hear Pennyfeathers developer present plans to town council

Pennyfeathers revised :

Members of the public are invited to share their views on the major planning application for 900+ homes in Ryde East at a Ryde planning meeting, where the developer will also be making a presentation.

Wednesday, 14th January, 2015 12:38pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Pennyfeathers: Residents’ views sought on revised planning application

Pennyfeathers revised :

Previous applications to build 900 homes, a school and other community buildings were met with huge opposition from Islanders concerned about the over-development. A period of consultation for a revised application begins today.

Friday, 9th January, 2015 8:17am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

MP and Cabinet member meet planning Minister

Nick Boyles MP

Cllr Bacon told the planning minister planning decisions made locally by the Isle of Wight council in relation to the Island Plan were being overturned by the Planning Inspectorate.

Tuesday, 28th January, 2014 4:34pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 3 readers' comments

Overwhelming objection to Pennyfeathers development (updated)

Many official agencies object to the application for large-scale housing development, as well as members of the public and the council's own officers.

Monday, 25th November, 2013 3:03pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Pennyfeathers: ‘Inappropriate development’ Island MP tells Parliament

Andrew Turner said to Parliament that he hoped the Isle of Wight Council could find the grounds to turn down the proposed Penyfeathers development.

Wednesday, 13th November, 2013 10:29am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 8 readers' comments

Pennyfeathers: Consultation period now open

Residents can have their say on new scheme

Friday, 1st February, 2013 7:53am

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Pennyfeathers: Island’s largest new housing scheme proposed

Google map of pennyfeathers site

Proposed scheme would be be developed over ten years, changing the area considerably.

Friday, 25th January, 2013 8:19am

By Simon Perry with 28 readers' comments

Andrew Turner Gives His Views On Planning

Andrew Turner Gives His Views On Planning

MP shares views on the National Planning Policy Framework

Monday, 28th May, 2012 2:10pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 4 readers' comments