Ryde Town Council plan to offer deckchair, paddleboard and kayak hire once they take on Harbour

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When details have been finalised the town council will be first in line to buy the Harbour and plan to take on a deckchair concession too

Friday, 30th April, 2021 2:52pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

‘Bland and poorly designed’ plans for character property rejected by planning officers

The Candy Shop front

The applicant wanted to convert the shop into residential accommodation with sash windows and a front door

Friday, 30th April, 2021 9:39am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Concerns over number of antipsychotic medication prescriptions for dementia patients

older person with cup of tea

MD of the CCG says "treatment is based on the individual’s needs", but the Alzheimer’s Society is "extremely concerned" about the rise in the number of antipsychotic medication prescriptions

Thursday, 29th April, 2021 5:51pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Application for residence to help the Island’s homeless withdrawn following strong opposition

Leed Street property

Although the HMO residents would not be placed directly from the street, neighbours said they 'would not feel safe' having the tenants on their doorstep

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 1:04pm

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

New building at Hoverport will ‘showcase’ hovercraft vessels

Southsea Hover Terminal Google Maps

A Griffon Hoverworks spokesperson said proposal would allow them to showcase the hovercraft they've built

Thursday, 15th April, 2021 2:01pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight only met 54 per cent of housebuilding target over past three years

fence of building site with warning signs

Between 2017 and 2020, 1,823 homes should have been built to meet government-set targets, but only 978 were delivered.

Wednesday, 7th April, 2021 6:55pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 10 readers' comments

Alan Sugar’s high street property to become a restaurant and flats

Former brighthouse property now owned by alan sugar

Dividing up the property is thought to be the best option going forward

Wednesday, 7th April, 2021 8:14am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Bungalow plans ‘lack architectural merit’ and ‘appear bland and of poor quality’

NO in yellow lettering on tarmac

Planning officer said the bungalow would have a harmful and detrimental impact on the surrounding area with its design ‘lacking particular architectural merit and would appear bland and of poor quality’

Wednesday, 24th March, 2021 1:58pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Cheetah Marine increase cost of removing Ventnor Harbour’s seaweed to £87,420 a year

Ventnor Harbour by at low tide

The contract to remove seaweed from Ventnor Harbour was recently renewed, but is now going to cost an extra £12,000 per annum. Read the details within

Monday, 22nd March, 2021 2:54pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 12 readers' comments

Certas reveals plans for new fuel depot

Site for certas fuel depot

The energy company had been using an area behind the former York Avenue Garage in East Cowes, on a temporary basis, as a truck stop before it found a new permanent site on the Island

Monday, 15th March, 2021 1:48pm

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

21 per cent rise in home schooled children on the Isle of Wight

Child home schooling

It's thought that most parents (of the increased number) will want to send their children back to school once "they are happy schools are safe"

Monday, 8th March, 2021 6:48pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Parkhurst estate: Government offer ‘one the council cannot refuse’ says councillor

someone giving the thumbs up

Cllr Garratt says the offer from the Ministry of Justice is a good thing, but says that residents should be able to see map of which roads are included

Thursday, 4th March, 2021 2:28pm

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