Ryde town councillors will meet today (Monday) to discuss the controversial Pennyfeathers development. 

More than 900 homes are proposed for land between Westridge and Smallbrook.

The meeting of the town’s planning committee is being welcomed by campaigners against the scheme for 904 homes. 


They are citing over-development and a risk of flooding among their concerns.

The Pennyfeathers development would fulfill 40% of the Island’s housing needs until 2027 and the much-anticipated scheme has been 6 years in the making.

New roads, healthcare, sport facilities, a school and GP surgery are also proposed under the scheme. There are also proposed links to Smallbrook Junction railway station and a park and ride scheme.



Representatives invited

The planning consultant behind the scheme, representatives from the Environment Agency, Southern Water, planning services and highways,  as well as the group Ryde Against Pennyfeathers, have all been invited to attend.

The meeting will take place at 7pm at the Garfield Road Methodist Church in Ryde and you can read the agenda here.