Open letter to Isle of Wight Council leader, former police 'detective' Dave Stewart, from Ryde Society
Dear Cllr Stewart
Like the majority of the population of Ryde and the Ryde town Council, I was alarmed to find out that despite your claims that there would be no intention of selling off public spaces in Ryde you and Cllr Hutchison are pressing ahead with plans to sell off the harbour including a clause to allow development. I find this fraudulent (in that you misrepresented the facts to the population of the island) and underhand and clearly we the residents of Ryde have been lied to and require an explanation.
Ryde harbour is one of the last remaining public assets that has not so far been sold off under the Tory administration for the purposes of lining the pockets of a few.
I would like to know by return:
1. What commissions are being paid to the IOWC or any of its officers for the sell off of Ryde harbour?
2. The name of the developer interested in the harbour?
3. What price has been offered to IOWC for the harbour?
4. A copy of the plan showing the sell off area?
5. If it is not the intention of the IWC to develop the seafront at Ryde as you personally have stated, Why are the words ‘such covenants to only be removed if an alternative use of the area could generate a significant and sustainable economic benefit to Ryde and/or the Island. Any consideration should include a reversion to allow for any future development of the seafront.’ included in the delegated decision?
The above are five questions that require answers under the IOWC transparency policy.
David Icke's response to Isle of Wight 'regeneration' - the latest way to fill the boots of the 'Island Mafia'
The Isle of Wight County Council (or rather those who control it from the outside) has been having a farce of a 'public consultation' to give the impression of 'listening to the people' while seeking to impose a frenzy of build-what-you-like development that has been in the planning for at least decades. This was the response I sent to them when they asked for 'public comment'.