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pennyfeathersIsland residents are being invited to have their say and listen to developer’s plans for the proposed Pennyfeathers village in Ryde at a Ryde Town Council meeting next week.

As previously reported by Island Echo, the controversial Pennyfeathers planning application, which would see over 900 homes built on land on the outskirts of Ryde, has been resubmitted following a number of changes from the original plan for the new village off Brading Road.

Now, Ryde Town Council are set to hold a meeting to discuss the proposals and members of the public are invited along to have their say.

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The scheme, which has been met by both support and opposition in the past, would see the building of a brand new primary school for up to 450 children, a new car garage, commercial units, a community centre, a sports building, structural landscaping, play areas and more than 900 homes.

The meeting, to be held at 18:00 next Thursday (22nd January) at Ryde Methodist Church on Garfield Road, will allow local residents to raise their concerns but to also listen to Glen Hepburn, the proposer behind the development, discuss in detail what the application means and what can be expected.

Members of Ryde Town Council will decide on their views on Pennyfeathers and although they are not the decision makers, as statutory consultees their decision will have a strong indication to the Isle of Wight Planning Committee who will approve or reject the planning application.

Anyone wishing to comment on the plans have until 30th January 2015. For full details and to comment visit

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