A DEAL to sell Blackgang Viewpoint car park to the company that owns Blackgang Chine has moved a step closer.
Vectis Holdings has today (Friday) been confirmed as a special purchaser of the site, currently owned by the Isle of Wight Council.
The decision was made under delegated powers by council deputy leader Cllr George Brown.
Vectis Holdings, which also owns Robin Hill, wants to combine the car park with its land to create an information centre for the tourist attraction and catering facility with public toilets.
The council is set to impose conditions on the sale, agreed by Vectis Holdings, that the car park remain free to the public, with a minimal reduction in spaces, and the iconic view towards The Needles must not be obstructed.
Vectis Holdings has been deemed a special purchaser because it owns land adjoining the car park its plans will benefit tourism, according to the council's delegated decision report.