An artists impression of how developers say the Pennyfeathers village, near Ryde, Isle of Wight, will look.
ARGUMENTS surrounding controversial plans to build more than 900 homes on the Isle of Wight will be heard by town councillors.
A special meeting of the town council’s planning committee has been called for Monday, February 18, to discuss the Pennyfeathers 'village’, proposed for 130 acres of land between Westridge Garage, Busy Bee garden centre and Smallbrook.
The town council, a statutory consultee, has invited planning consultant Glen Hepburn and opposition group, Ryde Against Pennyfeathers (RAP), to attend and give their views.
Neighbouring town and parish councils, the Environment Agency, Southern Water, Planning Services and highways will also be invited to send representatives.
At the heart of the outline planning application are 904 homes in a new community with its own school, shops and industry.
Welcoming the opportunity to air their views, David Moore, RAP chairman, said: "This is exactly what we wanted."
He said the website rydeagainstpennyfeathers.co.uk had received 16,000 visitors since going live around a year ago.
•The meeting will start at 7pm at the Garfield Road Methodist Church, and the agenda will be published on the town council’s website www.rydetowncouncil.gov.uk