Drone video shows scenic island road meters from collapse

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An aerial video has shown how close an island road is to collapsing.

Filmed by resident Philip Sheath, the footage of Military Road on the Isle of Wight has attracted hundreds of comments online.

A Save the Military Road Facebook group also now has 2,000 members.

In October Isle of Wight council rejected Island Roads’ proposals for a 26m-long (85ft) wall to stabilise the area because of the possible environmental impact.

Council leader Phil Jordan said work was ongoing to find a suitable, viable and sustainable option to maintain the road.

He said: “The road remains open while we continue to work with local communities and landowners to assess alternative options.”

Military Road runs along the island’s south-west coast, through protected habitats, including an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Scientific Sites of Special Interest.

It has been dubbed one of the most scenic drives in the country by Visit England.

A public meeting to discuss the future of Military Road will take place on 11 February.

Credit: Philip Sheath

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