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March 2023 Update – Ryde Appley and Elmfield Ward

March 26, 2023

Quote from local Appley and Elmfield Councillor Michael Lilley’s website, posted 26/3/2023:

It is hard to keep up with everything in the Ward and things I am involved in. Planning issues of Pennyfeathers and West Acre Park continue to dominate Ryde Appley and Elmfield and are long way off finding resolution and updates are below.

A good link/source to the many things I am involved in is On the Wight which keeps a record of Isle of Wight activities that my name pops up in – Michael Lilley (onthewight.com)

West Acre Park

On the 21st March 2023, after 20 months since the meeting of the 21st July 2021, the West Acre Park application came back to IW Planning Committee. It has now been deferred by the IW Planning Committee to its 25th April 2023 due to confusion, an error and the introduction of the word “entirety” by planning officers.

Isle of Wight housing development delayed again due to confusion in council chamber (onthewight.com)

West Acre Park application ‘could’ go back to Planning Committee over ‘serious loss of supporting habitat for Curlews and Brent Geese’ (onthewight.com)

West Acre Park: Planning committee have three options to consider (onthewight.com)

Controversial Ryde housing development could be back before Isle of Wight council (onthewight.com)


Pennyfeathers Reserved Planning Application came to IWC Planning Committee on 21s March 2022. The application for 900 houses is significant and time ran out at the meeting so it was deferred to a special meeting in two weeks’ time.

Isle of Wight housing development Pennyfeathers decision delayed | Isle of Wight County Press

PENNYFEATHERS DECISION PUSHED BACK AGAIN AS COUNCILLORS RUN OUT OF TIME TO DISCUSS – Island Echo – 24hr news, 7 days a week across the Isle of Wight

Pennyfeathers spectre is haunting Ryde say opposers (yahoo.com)


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