Plans for new food retail store on industrial estate

Supermarket trollies

It already has a Sainsbury's, Lidl, Asda, Morrison's, Coop and M&S, but if the applicant gets permission, there could be another food retail shop in Newport

Monday, 18th November, 2019 4:15pm

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

Anger at plan for community garden to be replaced by bin store

Jubilee Close community garden

Over 200 people have signed a petition, with support of the parish council, after plans to replace a community garden with a bin store were revealed. SHG say residents' views will be considered

Thursday, 14th November, 2019 5:38am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Expansion plans lodged to ‘meet high expectations of our customers’, says restaurant

The Hut restaurant overlooking the sea

The owners of the highly successful restaurant say they won’t be increasing the number of covers (220 currently), but instead will have more space for some new facilities

Tuesday, 12th November, 2019 5:25pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Letter: No to proposed 465 houses on historic farmland in Ryde

Stop halt sign:

Cllr Michael Lilley is calling for a moratorium on all large scale planning applications in Ryde until there is a fit-for-purpose road infrastructure plan and a new Island Plan which has realistic housing targets and recognises climate change, farming needs and the Island's status as UNESCO Biosphere reserve

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 8:50am

By Michael Lilley with 5 readers' comments

Councillor votes in favour of planning application she repeatedly said she’d vote against

vanessa churchman

Despite repeatedly saying she would vote against the application, the councillor actually voted in favour, passing it by six to three

Monday, 4th November, 2019 4:36pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Prospect of 500 new jobs through creation of Sandown Employment Park

artist impression of sandown business park

The new application describes the development as ‘a major job creating and economic investment opportunity with significant positive regeneration benefits’.

Tuesday, 29th October, 2019 2:51pm

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

Isle of Wight Burger King a step closer

burger king sign

Burger King have lodged a planning application to install new signage at the site of their proposed drive-thru

Monday, 28th October, 2019 5:52pm

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

Councillor resigns from planning committee following decision on huge retail and leisure complex (updated)

artists impression of st georges park development

Following the vote, Cllr Jones-Evans resigned from the planning committee

Wednesday, 16th October, 2019 8:35am

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

Concerns over plans by same group responsible for unauthorised clearance of hedges and flora at Scotchells Brook

The bridleway and flora

Residents have until Friday to have their say on plans by the developer who has an enforcement notice against them for clearing hedges, flora and fauna near Scotchells Brook, Lake without authorisation

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 8:45am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Northwood Parish Council say there’s ‘not local need’ for additional housing

northwood planning

The Parish Council say the development would "contribute to an undesirable ribbon development, creating urban sprawl in an area where development would not be supported"

Monday, 14th October, 2019 5:03pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

‘We don’t like numbers thrown up any more than residents do’ says Deputy Leader over housing targets


An extra £100,000 will be allocated to the planning department to help come to the correct housing figures for the Island

Monday, 14th October, 2019 12:27pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight MP secures meeting with Justice Minister to discuss Camp Hill housing plans

camp hill site - isle of opportunity

The MP said Camp Hill site is important because it can be used to provide "good quality one and two-bed housing for Islanders young and old - without the need to rip up our green landscape"

Thursday, 10th October, 2019 12:12pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 5 readers' comments