What is the Isle of Wight council’s draft Housing Strategy? This, and other questions answered

sandham development's floor plan

The Isle of Wight council say their draft Housing Strategy aims to ensure everyone has a roof over their heads that they can afford

Monday, 27th January, 2020 8:16am

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

Belgrave Road Landslip: No compulsory evacuations so far, say Isle of Wight council

Belgrave Road with utility vans

Contrary to what you may have heard there have been no compulsory evacuations. OnTheWight has confirmed this with Isle of Wight council today

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 5:58pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Plans to replace bungalow with block of flats approved by Isle of Wight council’s planning committee


The agent argued the brownfield site was suitable for the development and said the differences between the current and previous proposals were negligible

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 4:57pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Carlauren Group: Isle of Wight investors included in Group Action

Ocean View Hotel

At least 16 of the 55 investors in the Carlauren Group who have come forward are from the Isle of Wight, says the law firm organising the Group Action

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 4:38pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Attitudes to new housing developments ‘need to change’, says draft planning strategy

fence of building site with warning signs

Unscrupulous landlords, second homes, affordability and traveller sites are just some of the items raised in the draft Planning Strategy

Monday, 20th January, 2020 6:50pm

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

Water supply works could start before planning permission granted

Southern Water meter fitting

In order to maintain supplies to the surrounding area, Southern Water say the new equipment needs to be installed and operational by end of February

Monday, 20th January, 2020 8:46am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Villagers oppose plans for 20 new homes on greenfield land

whitwell planning site plan

Villagers argue there isn't sufficient infrastructure to support the proposed new homes, while the applicant says it will encourage young families back to the area and offer current residents the option to downsize

Wednesday, 15th January, 2020 4:11pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

South East gets £2.4m cash boost for housing, Isle of Wight misses out

red brick wall

South East communities are set to benefit from over 70,000 new, better-designed homes thanks to a cash boost from Government, but it doesn't include the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 2:16pm

By John Bayliss with 4 readers' comments

Plans to turn former Police station into new business headquarters

spinlock offices

If the plans are approved, the former police station, which has been empty for six years, could become new business headquarters

Tuesday, 7th January, 2020 4:53pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

More Isle of Wight electric car charging points

electric car charging point

Subject to approval, the supermarket plans to install two electric car charging points in their car park

Friday, 3rd January, 2020 5:04pm

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

Isle of Wight special needs play park a step closer

godshill play park

The fate of a new disability-friendly park will be considered next week by Isle of Wight planners

Thursday, 2nd January, 2020 5:02pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Delegated decision to be made for Isle of Wight Housing Strategy

fence of building site with warning signs

The Isle of Wight Council has pledged to consider lowering the number of houses built on the Island, while meeting the the need for affordable housing

Friday, 27th December, 2019 2:35pm

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