PLANS have been drawn up to fight a "yellow peril" to Freshwater businesses and a popular tourist attraction.

Trustees of Dimbola Museum and Galleries believe it and the nearby Orchards Stores and wine bar will be badly affected by "draconian" double yellow lines set to be laid by the Isle of Wight Council.

"This plan will kill off visitor parking to the village and the local church," said the chairman of the Dimbola trust and is critical of the way the plan was "hidden away" in an advertisement.

Dr Brian Hinton said: "There has been general agreement about some restriction in Afton Road, but this seems to have been added to for unclear, even sinister, reasons and has not been the subject of any prior debate at Freshwater Parish Council, on which I serve, or I believe the Freshwater Bay Residents' Association."

Dr Hinton said the former home of pioneering Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron which was rescued from the threat of demolition might not survive double yellow lines.

He said objections to traffic regulation order Number 1 2017 should be made to the Isle of Wight Council before January 12.

A public meeting is being organised at Dimbola at 4pm tomorrow, January 2.