DOUBLE yellow lines on Hope Road will go ahead, despite concerns raised by Isle of Wight councillors.

The cabinet member for infrastructure and transport, Ian Ward, approved the Ryde transport restriction so a development of 80 houses and associated roads can go ahead.

Four scrutiny councillors called the decision back in for more questioning and debate at the end of August.

Cllr Ward said he had listed to the points raised by the committee but would be going ahead with the decision regardless.

He said: “At the meeting, I stated I had visited the site on three occasions at different times and on different days to see the current situation and the likely scenario during the development period and thereafter.

“I have considered the report commissioned by Island Roads which supports the decision.”

Cllr Ward said the proposed decision was lawful and within the council’s policy framework.