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OIL EXPLORATION PLANNING MEETING TO BE STREAMED ONLINE TODAY

Residents are being reminded that today’s (Tuesday) planning committee will be available to watch live online.

The meeting is expected to attract considerable interest with the committee due to consider an application for oil exploration at Arreton.

With space limited at County Hall to enable social distancing, the Isle of Wight Council said the safest way for people to observe the debate was virtually from home via the website.

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People should not attend in person if they or someone in their household has symptoms of COVID-19, has tested positive, or if they need to self-isolate.

The council also asks that people take a symptom free rapid lateral flow test no later than one hour before the meeting.

Those who wish to attend should also:

  • wear a face covering while in the building;
  • wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water, before and after the meeting;
  • keep a safe social distance from other people when entering and leaving the building and during the meeting.

For more local information on COVID, visit https://keeptheislandsafe.org/

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Hope Springs
Hope Springs
1 month ago

What a refreshing difference! Imagine the last lot allowing the doors to be opened so that we could see for ourselves what later they would all deny.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
1 month ago

whilst you are setting up for the meeting using your computer at home, please spare a thought….

Did you know that it takes 7 liters of crude oil to make the plastic of only one computer?

Hope Springs
Hope Springs
Reply to  isle of wighter
1 month ago

Did you know that the plastics inductry is succeeding in finding alternatives to oil to manufacture plactics?

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  isle of wighter
1 month ago

idiots that vote the fact down… it doesn’t change the fact if you vote it down you know.

 

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