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rejected a motion calling for the public consultation surrounding the application for oil drilling in Arreton to be withdrawn and reintroduced at a different time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 4 readers' comments

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

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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 13 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

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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

Isle of Wight Green Party set out their objections to plans for 475 homes on farmland

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The Isle of Wight Green party say that whilst the planned massive increases in house building will be a win-win for short term speculators, "Islanders and our countryside will certainly be the losers"

Tuesday, 8th September, 2020 8:12am

By Vix Lowthion with 12 readers' comments

Developer seeking to increase number of dwellings by 50 per cent

Newnham Road development

Permission has already been granted for nine homes and the developer now wants to build another five

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 4:12pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight motocross to appeal ‘permanent stop notice’

young motoxiow rider

MotoxIOW says it has been operating under permitted development orders but the council has just ‘clamped down’, ‘leaving no room for discussion’

Friday, 28th August, 2020 1:16pm

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

Parish Councillors join others in opposing 465-home development in Ryde

fence of building site with warning signs

The Nettlestone and Seaview Parish Council have joined the growing list of those objecting to the proposed 475-home development

Wednesday, 26th August, 2020 4:30pm

By Sally Perry with 3 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

Plans to decommission 100-year-old lens and mercury system at St Catherine’s Lighthouse

st catherine's lighthouse

It's part of the modernisation programme by Trinity House, which manages lighthouses for England, Wales, Gibraltar and the Channel Islands

Friday, 21st August, 2020 5:38pm

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