Vintage vehicle parade declares Military Rd open

Mili Road opening media

A 7.5-mile section of the iconic Military Road has been upgraded in what is the largest carriageway improvement project delivered in a single scheme by Island Roads under the Highways Improvement Programme.

Thursday, 15th November, 2018 2:16pm

By Gavin Foster

Isle of Wight photographer’s work at derelict Atherfield gets national attention


A set of photos of derelict Atherfield Bay holiday camp by Isle of Wight photographer, Damian Haworth, have been featured on the Websites of at least two national newspapers this week.

Tuesday, 29th November, 2016 8:30am

By Sally Perry

Holiday camp gets unanimous go ahead

atherfield holiday camp

Work to demolish the existing buildings will start in September and the development should be complete by April 2017, creating 30 full and part time jobs.

Monday, 11th July, 2016 11:39am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Go ahead recommended for holiday camp development

atherfield holiday camp

The Planning Committee will consider the revised application on Tuesday afternoon, after officers recommend 'conditional permission'.

Monday, 4th July, 2016 2:44pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Driver in fatal Military Road incident bailed

Police tape

The driver has been bailed until the beginning of next year.

Tuesday, 6th October, 2015 5:42pm

By Sally Perry

Fatal collision on Military Road: Motorist arrested


Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the 21 year old motorcyclist who died following a collision on the Military Road today. The driver of the Jeep has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Sunday, 4th October, 2015 8:10pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

See Shepherd’s Chine from the skies (Video)

Paul knights - glider over shepherds chine

We love this aerial footage from Paul Knights over Shepherd's Chine in the back of the Wight.

Friday, 11th September, 2015 12:34pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Planning inspectorate rejects Atherfield Bay holiday park appeal

atherfield holiday camp

The Planning Inspectorate has upheld an appeal by the developers after plans plans for a holiday park at Atherfield Bay were rejected by the Isle of Wight council.

Wednesday, 15th April, 2015 3:24pm

By Cllr Bob Seely with 16 readers' comments

100m barrels of oil under Isle of Wight, ‘Drill ready’ claims company

Barrels of oil

The company with the rights to extract oil from Isle of Wight sites have today announced they think that there's over 100 million barrels available - and it's 'drill ready'.

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 5:37pm

By Simon Perry with 19 readers' comments

Atherfield Bay developers lodge appeal with Planning Inspectorate


Developers have submitted an appeal with the Planning Inspectorate against the Isle of Wight council's decision to refuse an application to build 95 units of holiday accommodation.

Tuesday, 19th August, 2014 10:18am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Deadline for public comments on Atherfield Bay redevelopment looms

atherfield holiday camp

Many residents feel the revised application does not address the concerns raised by them or the planning committee when the previous application was refused.

Wednesday, 30th July, 2014 12:10pm

By Sally Perry

Atherfield Holiday Camp planning app rejected by Committee


Residents concerned about this large-scale development will be pleased to hear it was rejected by councillors at last night's Planning Committee.

Wednesday, 19th February, 2014 11:01am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments