Rookley residents welcome MP's vision for the Island

Rookley Village Hall hosted around 50 residents keen speak with MP Bob Seely about the IW Council’s housing plans for the Rookley area.

The meeting was the latest in a series of meetings held by the MP over the last four months as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the Island Planning Strategy - the so-called Island Plan.

The plan proposes over 30 new houses in the Rookley area, the majority of which are planned to be built on greenfield sites.

Bob said: “I am grateful to the Rookley residents who came to the meeting. I encourage Islanders to write to their local councillor to ask them to support me in fighting the housing targets.

“The Island Plan’s housing targets too high and are unsustainable. They would see houses built on greenfield sites and they would not be built to suit the needs of Islanders.

“We need to put Islanders first and build the housing they need. I am working with the IW Council to put a case to the Government saying that our Island must be seen as an exceptional case.”

Bob welcomes invitations from other Island towns and villages wishing to discuss the proposals in their area. The next meeting is planned for Wroxall on Monday 7 October at the Wroxall Methodist Church at 7pm.

Bob is encouraging residents to complete his survey and petition against the housing targets which can be found here: