Conservative candidate: Confident of a ‘sound case’ to convince planning committee to reject new Isle of Wight oil well plans

No in neon yellow

During Earth Week, the Conservative candidate shares her views on plans for exploratory oil wells in Arreton

Friday, 23rd April, 2021 9:34am

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Late night collision leads to serious injuries for driver and passenger

Police officer at control centre - west midlands police

Police are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area at the time or have dash-cam footage prior to the incident

Sunday, 21st February, 2021 2:16pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Over 3,000 objections to exploratory oil drilling application, say campaigners

ukog site looking east

If you wish to comment on the application for exploratory oil drilling on the Isle of Wight, there is still time. Details within

Wednesday, 17th February, 2021 1:38pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Affordable housing, business park, allotments and a diversity park on former Branstone Farm site a step closer

Artist impression of Branstone Farm development

If you went to school on the Isle of Wight, you probably went to Branstone Farm at some point. The planning committee will decide tomorrow whether to approve this new mix of housing and business units on the site

Monday, 7th December, 2020 1:50pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council committee defends consultation for UKOG oil drilling planning application

Trees outside County Hall

The planning committee rejected a motion calling for the public consultation surrounding the application for oil drilling in Arreton to be withdrawn and reintroduced at a different time

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 6:19pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 16 readers' comments

Plans to build irrigation reservoir on three hectares of farmland

google map of the location

The reservoir will help reduce crop failure through a drought or dry conditions, therefore future-proofing the farm against risks

Monday, 24th August, 2020 4:55pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

UKOG rebuff claims oil exploration will impact Isle of Wight Biosphere

arreton drilling ukog

With over 1,000 letters of objection and many citing harmful impact on the Isle of Wight's UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status, the applicant has rebuffed the claims

Thursday, 20th August, 2020 5:43pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 13 readers' comments

£2.4m awarded for Isle of Wight’s ‘trail-blazing sustainable community’ development at Branstone

Aerial view of the development from the South West

Scheme includes innovative proposals to provide homes and jobs as part of a sustainable community on the site of the former Branstone Farm Studies Centre, near Arreton. Details within

Tuesday, 4th August, 2020 2:37pm

By IW Council Press Office with 10 readers' comments

Environment Agency and Isle of Wight AONB: No objection to oil drilling application (updated)

arreton drilling ukog

Environment Agency and AONB planning officer have submitted their comments on the application for an exploratory oil well pad on the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 10:24am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Letter: Defer UKOG oil exploration planning application

arreton drilling ukog

Alison Goodchild believes the UKOG planning application for oil exploration has been submitted under cover of a global pandemic and calls for it to be deferred

Friday, 24th July, 2020 9:05am

By Alison Goodchild with 7 readers' comments

Letter claims Isle of Wight MP told UKOG he wouldn’t object to their drilling application (updated)

Bob Seely in Parliament

UKOG wants to drill for oil in Arreton. Bob Seely recently announced that he’d put in an objection to their planning application. This letter (shown in full) claims he met them in Westminster in Aug 2019 and told them he wouldn’t object. MP refutes the claims

Thursday, 23rd July, 2020 12:34pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight anti oil-drilling campaigners gain national support

zoom meeting of dont drill the wight

Anti-oil drilling campaigners on the Isle of Wight received national support during an online meeting last night, with advice and encouragement from successful challenges against fossil fuel exploration in the North of England

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 10:56am

By Vix Lowthion with 24 readers' comments