The Isle of Wight Council has said it is considering whether to support the idea of a fixed link study, following talks with campaigners.

If the proposed study into a fixed link is given the go-ahead it will look into how it could affect the Isle of Wight socially and economically.

As Isle of Wight Radio reported, the local authority met with ‘for’ and ‘against’ campaigners last night (Monday) to hear both sides’ thoughts on a fixed link between the Isle of Wight and mainland.

A council spokesperson said:

“The fixed link meeting was an informal briefing session for the Councillors to hear presentations on the reasons for and against a fixed link to the mainland. This will inform the Cabinet’s consideration of the report produced by the Island Infrastructure Task Force earlier in the summer, led by an independent chair, Christopher Garnett, and whether the council chooses to support the principle of a study into the social and economic impact of a fixed link on the Island.”