Parish council set out a range of objections to UKOG’s oil drilling plans in Arreton (updated)

Arreton PC Censored

Concerns about what would happen if UKOG do find oil; discrepancies in planning documents; issues with water; traffic and dangerous roads were all raised at the parish council meeting

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 8:29am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Oil drilling consultation during pandemic is ‘an attack on our very democracy’ says councillor

Don't Drill the Wight banner in entrance to Arreton

Campaigners say the entire process is being left to virtual meetings and social media - "and yet will determine the future of acres of countryside at the heart of the Isle of Wight for twenty years or more"

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 8:51am

By Don’t Drill the Wight with 4 readers' comments

UKOG planning application in Surrey rejected by council: Shares nose-dive within minutes

ukog share price dive

At the Surrey County Council planning meeting today (Monday), the application was rejected six votes to five and UKOG's share price dived within minutes.

Monday, 29th June, 2020 5:51pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Don’t Drill the Wight Campaign launches with Islanders urged to have their say

Don't Drill The Wight campaign launch

The Don't Drill the Wight campaign was launched on Saturday to an audience of around 50 people in Merstone

Monday, 29th June, 2020 3:12pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight councillors call for postponement of UKOG oil planning application

Site of the UKOG exploration plans

The application for an exploratory well pad is currently under public consultation, but inconsistencies and discrepancies in the way the application has been advertised have been raised

Saturday, 27th June, 2020 8:52am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Application for oil exploration on the Isle of Wight opens to public comment (updated)

arreton drilling ukog

Island Roads has already recommended refusal of the application by UKOG. Residents will be able to comment up until 24th July

Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 5:41pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 28 readers' comments

Unanimous green light for Goddards Brewery’s move to Branstone Farm

Artist impression of Goddards Brewery

A supporter of the application said, "The new location will put Goddards on the tourist map and will become a place for Island residents to visit". Read what's planned for the new site

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 2:53pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Dog ban from Isle of Wight beaches to be reintroduced

Dog on beach:

The rules, which usually ban dogs from many Isle of Wight beaches between 1st May, were relaxed during lockdown when people were forbidden from sitting on the beach or driving to the beach for exercise

Monday, 1st June, 2020 8:49pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Nature carries on regardless of Coronavirus lockdown: Watch these adorable ducklings in Arreton garden (video)

mallard and ducklings in carol and bob castle's garden

We might be in lockdown but nature carries on. Carol and Bob from Arreton have produced a seven-minute video of a new family of ducklings in their garden. It's adorable!

Tuesday, 26th May, 2020 11:38am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Plans for UKOG oil exploration on the Isle of Wight now online

Site of the UKOG exploration plans

You can view the plans on the Isle of Wight council's Website, but the public consultation for comments won't open until it's safe for site notices to be put up

Monday, 18th May, 2020 11:19am

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

Affordable home development revealed for former education centre at Branstone Farm

branstone farm development

Only two affordable homes have been built on the Isle of Wight in the last year, so these prefab homes should fill the housing gap say Vectis Housing

Monday, 16th March, 2020 8:13am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Anti-fracking campaign group puts out call for artists and creatives

pencils and pad

Artwork submitted may be used on tee shirts, banners and placards, as well as on social media and other digital and conventional media

Monday, 3rd February, 2020 10:48am

By Frack Free IOW with 2 readers' comments