Plans to convert arcade to pool hall underway

ryde arcade on the esplanade

Permission is being sought to change the use of the building from an arcade to a pool hall, while also serving takeaways

Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 7:33am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Local uproar as Eton College cuts down 150-year-old oak tree to make way for possible housing development

Four images of the tree stump in donkey field

A pre-application proposal has been submitted after the land, now owned by Eton College, was deemed ‘deliverable’ for up to 12 houses

Monday, 19th October, 2020 11:09am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council to challenge Government on housing targets

Painted sign that says 'no'

Cllr Barry Abraham said we the Isle of Wight council feels strongly that they cannot accept what the government is proposing

Friday, 9th October, 2020 2:57pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP led debate in House of Commons on planning reform

bob seely in parliament

Bob Seely MP will be talking about how the Government’s current plans for new housing will impact on the Isle of Wight and how the whole approach needs a rethink

Thursday, 8th October, 2020 9:23am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Widening of commuter cut-through possibly on the cards in Newport

landscape lane

Planning agent said rural feel to the character of the lane would be retained

Monday, 5th October, 2020 4:23pm

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

Victory for Isle of Wight council as developer told to return land to how it was before

stop notice in front of greenery

The property developers will now have to return the land to how it was before work started. Details within

Monday, 5th October, 2020 11:30am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

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rejected a motion calling for the public consultation surrounding the application for oil drilling in Arreton to be withdrawn and reintroduced at a different time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

Nicholson Road application gets green light, despite objection by Island Roads over major highway concerns (Updated)

traffic lights on green and red

The planning applications for development of Nicholson Road, Ryde were approved last night, despite major highways concerns from Island Roads and the Town Council. Details within

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 9:38am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 14 readers' comments

Letter: Ryde Jobs, Yes! Bad Road Design, No!

nicholson road ryde - artists impression - copyright RCKa

Cllr Lilley calls on the Isle of Wight council planning committee to refuse the "half-baked scheme" and urge the Regeneration Team to go back to the drawing board

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 10:14am

By Michael Lilley with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council planning inundated with complaints after lockdown DIY fever

builder

Residents getting busy with home improvement projects over lockdown has led to a surge in enforcement complaints from annoyed neighbours. Details within

Wednesday, 16th September, 2020 6:04pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Plans for glamping domes on West Wight farmland attracts objections

Tapnell farm glamping domes

There are plans for the five domes to be re-sited to another part of the farm estate, but objectors say it will harm the Isle of Wight Dark Skies and AONB. Details within

Wednesday, 16th September, 2020 11:12am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

475 house development branded ‘greedy’ with ‘no respect for residents’, by town councillor

artist's impression of West Acre Park

One councillor said, "This development is all about greed with no respect to the residents who have lived here for many years"

Thursday, 10th September, 2020 1:23pm

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