Oil drilling plans are ‘entirely inappropriate for the Isle of Wight’ says MP: Read his objection in full

bob seely in parliament

Bob Seely MP has set out a range of objections to the plans for oil drilling on the Isle of Wight, which he states would be entirely inappropriate for the Island. Read them in full here

Wednesday, 15th July, 2020 9:15am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 4 readers' comments

South Coast Leisure request further changes to St George’s Park deal

artists impression of st georges park development

SCL say that retail market conditions have changed considerably since 2016/17 and want the council to agree to new terms

Tuesday, 14th July, 2020 2:21pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

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

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

£1.3m purchase of Venture Quays by Isle of Wight council scrutinised

Venture Quays

"We need to keep that engineering heritage", "We can buy this and keep this site for the Island", “It is our decision, we will own it and we will take responsibility for it” and "we will keep a really good reputation for being business-friendly" are just some of the comments by councillors discussing the purchase of Venture Quays

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 8:49am

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

Parish council set out a range of objections to UKOG’s oil drilling plans in Arreton (updated)

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Concerns about what would happen if UKOG do find oil; discrepancies in planning documents; issues with water; traffic and dangerous roads were all raised at the parish council meeting

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 8:29am

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

Councillors join forces to oppose housing in Seaclose Park as part of Harbour Masterplan (updated)

newport harbour simulation

Cllrs Craven and Price are calling on their fellow community councillors to oppose proposals in the draft Newport Harbour Masterplan to build housing on Seaclose Park

Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 11:44am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

‘Flawed housing targets’ on the Isle of Wight are allowing development to happen, says CPRE

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Campaign for the Protection of Rural England on the Isle of Wight (CPRE IW) say "it's highly disappointing to see developers now attempting to destroy what remains of one of the Island’s few remaining dairy farms, separating Ryde from Nettlestone"

Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 8:59am

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

Boojum and Snark’s nano brewery approved: Bar reopens for table service this weekend

boojum brewery

The nano-brewery on Sandown's High Street will be brewing twice a week, as part of a wider regeneration scheme which also sees the cafe/bar reopening for table service this weekend

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 9:33am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Oil drilling consultation during pandemic is ‘an attack on our very democracy’ says councillor

Don't Drill the Wight banner in entrance to Arreton

Campaigners say the entire process is being left to virtual meetings and social media - "and yet will determine the future of acres of countryside at the heart of the Isle of Wight for twenty years or more"

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 8:51am

By Don’t Drill the Wight with 4 readers' comments