Isle of Wight Council

Learn what’s really happening at the Isle of Wight Council at OnTheWight, reported by this award-winning team behind the Isle of Wight news service. Coverage includes the council’s delegated decisions, planning applications, changes in policy and press releases.

Review and moratorium of large-scale Isle of Wight developments called for by Island Independents

fence of building site with warning signs

Cllr Andre says a change in policy is needed and the economic climate of the Island demands a totally new, fresh approach to development. The Island Independent Group call for a stop on all large-scale developments prior to a review

Tuesday, 14th July, 2020 7:52am

By Debbie Andre with 4 readers' comments

Demolition of heritage lookout tower refused by Isle of Wight council planners

A still from the Isle of Wight Archive's film of the Cliff End observation tower

The company was asking for planning permission to demolish the structure as soon as possible, but it was refused on two grounds. Details within

Friday, 10th July, 2020 4:49pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

U-turn by Isle of Wight CCG saves LGBTQ+ youth charity for closure

breakout youth flag

The Isle of Wight CCG has made a u-turn after recognising the important work the charity does, meaning the vital service will be able to remain open

Friday, 10th July, 2020 4:40pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Social distancing on Cowes floating bridge replacement

person with facemask

The passenger launch can take up to 25 people per crossing, but the issue of social distancing was raised by an OnTheWight reader. Here's the answer

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 6:15pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight council to buy Venture Quays: Protecting marine manufacturing for ‘generations to come’

venture quays

The Isle of Wight council say investing in the prime waterfront site will not only protect at least 150 marine manufacturing jobs, but preserve key employment land for generations to come

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 6:02pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Catch up: Isle of Wight council cabinet members vote on purchase of Venture Quays

Dave Stewart

Follow the debate in our live coverage of the July Isle of Wight council Cabinet meeting where the purchase of Venture Quays will be voted upon

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 4:57pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight council reveal how they will cope with £10m funding gap

Stuart Hutchinson

The Cabinet member for resources says the Isle of Wight council faces a serious challenge for the next financial year and will start working on that in the next couple of months

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 4:41pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council shortlisted for two household recycling awards

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The shortlist for two awards is testament to the hard work of officers, Amey and residents and visitors, says the Strategic Manager for Waste and Environment

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 4:24pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Call for halt on planning application by Isle of Wight council to convert Grade II listed building

old town hall in sandown

The Isle of Wight council's Heritage Statement has been slammed and local councillors are calling for a halt to the planning process

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 3:17pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Decision on Newport Harbour Masterplan deferred

The Masterplan was due to be voted upon at the August Isle of Wight council Cabinet meeting but has now been pushed back

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 1:21pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Petition against housing on Seaclose Park reaches 1,600+ signatures, as Cllr Price seeks support from councillors

Matt Price (after lockdown)

Cllr Matt Price sets out why he is opposed to houses being built on part of Seaclose Park and why he'll be trying to seek support from other councillors

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 10:52am

By Matthew Price with 6 readers' comments

Not all playgrounds will reopen this Saturday: Here are the ones that will

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Some playgrounds are managed local councils who say they're not quite ready to reopen their playgrounds yet. Here's the list of those that will reopen

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 9:42am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments