Binstead Seawall built to protect gardens approved retrospectively

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Planning officers sounded a note of caution, but a member of the committee said he didn't understand why the council were not biting the hand of the applicant off, as he was offering to save the council money.

Friday, 14th December, 2018 9:17am

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

Plans for new educational activity centre for children struggling at school

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Hamish Fleming already has "extensive experience with ‘hard to reach’ learners and has built a reputation both on the Island and in Hampshire and Dorset". He plans to give dilapidated group of farm buildings a new lease of life.

Friday, 14th December, 2018 8:13am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

East Cowes coucillor meets with owner of previous Cowes Floating Bridge

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Saying it was a mistake to sell off the old bridge before it was known whether the new one would work properly, Karl Love has met with the current owner of the previous Floating Bridge.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018 3:48pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Garden huts are ‘go’ in Sandown

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The plans for Garden Huts form part of the wider Sandham Gardens development, which will include a high ropes course and dinosaur themed adventure golf.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018 11:59am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Planning Committee vote on Northwood’s 66 homes development

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Another controversial development of 66 homes in Northwood was voted on by Isle of Wight council planning committee last night.

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 1:44pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Hawthorn Meadows East Cowes application: Committee give their planning decision

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The controversial development of 96-beds - previously branded 'un-neighbourly' - in the Whippingham / East Cowes area received its Isle of Wight council decision last night.

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 10:25am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

‘Common sense prevails’ as plans for Aviation Museum approved

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Members of the planning committee were urged to let 'common sense prevail' over plans for an aviation museum at Sandown Airport.

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 10:09am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Number of people who will be ‘homeless’ this Christmas confirmed by Isle of Wight Council

Children at Christmas

The number of families living in emergency and temporary accommodation across the Island this Christmas the has been confirmed by Isle of Wight council. Some of those will be in B&Bs.

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 8:47am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Ofsted praise for high-quality Isle of Wight teacher training programme

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Inspectors said the partnership had established an excellent reputation for providing high quality teachers at Isle of Wight schools, with the two Isle of Wight tutors having achieved outstanding ratings twice in less than two years.

Monday, 10th December, 2018 4:50pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight council respond to rumour they’re buying back old Floating Bridge

Floating Bridge

Floating Bridge 5 has been docked in Gosport for the last couple of years and previously up for sale for offers of £125,000. The council respond to the rumour that they're buying it back.

Friday, 7th December, 2018 2:19pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Mainland fire crew called to Isle of Wight on standby

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The chair of the FBU said “It’s very concerning when there are not many appliances on the run and it seems to be getting worse".

Friday, 7th December, 2018 9:51am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

High praise for outreach service from CQC

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Ryde House Outreach came in for high praise from CQC inspectors who said there was a ‘genuine, person-centred culture’.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 5:00pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment