St Helens Causeway due to close over summer 2018. ‘Options’ being explored

St Helens Causeway is set to be closed April to October as a private landowner is redeveloping buildings on Mill Road. ‘Options’ are being ‘explored’.

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Redevelopment of buildings by a private landowner has meant that the Causeway footpath at Mill Road, St Helens, is due to be closed from April to October this year.

Isle of Wight Council officers and members are due to meet with stakeholders including St Helens Parish Council next week to discuss concerns about the closure. The Causeway is managed on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council by Island Roads.

The closure has been advertised on the Isle of Wight Council’s website since February 2018. During the closure the alternative route will be Mill Road, Lower Green Road, Upper Green Road, Duver Road, Footpath R88 and Bridleway R87, a route recently upgraded.

Cllr Dave Stewart, leader of the Isle of Wight Council said:

“The landowner already has planning approval for the development, and has consent to close the path to undertake the works, but we will be exploring options to reduce the impact on local walkers, especially as this closure would happen during the summer season.”

Thursday, 12th April, 2018 6:14pm



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Would be interested to know why consent for the closure was given and by whom without any consultation with the local residents.


WHY – could this not have been scheduled to be closed over the winter months – say October to March inclusive rather than during summer months??????


Typical of this Tory Council – they have no understanding of local amenities and the impact their decisions will have on local business and the visitors and locals who use this exceptional amenity – no thought – no consideration just wave it through…….