PRO-LINK, the campaigners behind proposals to build a fixed link tunnel to the mainland, are set to have a meeting with the Isle of Wight Council.
The council's new administration has said it is keen to engage with the fixed link debate.
A meeting is due to be set up for the policy and scrutiny committee for regeneration, planning, housing and the environment and other interested councillors, to receive an informal presentation from Pro-Link regarding the proposals, a council spokesperson said.
The meeting is expected to take place in the early autumn.
Cllr Ian Ward, cabinet member for infrastructure and transport, said: “The Pro-Link group want a letter of support from the council to back their application for funding to enable a feasibility study for their proposals.
“This study would form the next stage in progressing any potential plans for a fixed link in the future and to enable the discussions to progress, subject to the study outcomes.
“I am keen to understand more about the proposals before making a decision so we have invited the Pro-Link group to present their case, and welcome the opportunity to learn more.”
Once all the evidence is received and considered the committee will make a recommendation to the council’s cabinet for a decision on the council’s position regarding a letter of support.