The meeting will convene, with the agreement of the Chairman, at 17:00 on Wednesday 25th September 2019 at County Hall, Newport.
6 members of the Isle of Wight Council – Councillors Brodie, Jones-Evans, Garratt, Fuller, Lilley and Love – have signed a request calling for the Council to abandon the proposed works until after improvement works have been completed for the Coppins Bridge junction.
Cllr Geoff Brodie, for Newport East, says:
“I organised support for the meeting because we all feel strongly that there should be a public record of those IW Councillors who oppose these highly disruptive works being undertaken until the problems at Coppins Bridge are addressed and subsequent benefits evaluated. So far it has been only Cabinet decision-making and the scheme that has been agreed for St Mary’s junction is entirely different to the one consulted upon nearly a year ago.”
Island Echo reported last week that Newport & Carisbrooke Parish Council has voted to support action to halt the works, which are due to begin at the end of September.