A "positive" meeting's been held between a water provider and Islanders who say they're entitled to cheaper water, according to the Island's MP.
Southern Water has said sorry about the way it handled a disagreement about an 1907 deal between landowner Sir Charles Seely and the village of Chillerton.
A meeting has taken place between Southern Water and representatives of Chillerton who say the 999 year agreement still stands.
The deal saw Sir Charles Seely gift land to the then Shanklin District Urban Council at a peppercorn rent. Free or cheap water was part of the deal.
Southern Water argues that right has long since 'expired', but the Island's MP claims the company has agreed to provide free water to some recently built properties at the same time as denying it to others built at the same time.
The Chillerton Water Action Group and councillors were among those to attend a meeting, after the matter was raised during a debate in Parliament held by the Andrew Turner earlier this year.
In a statement, a Southern Water spokesman said: “We were pleased to attend the meeting with residents and local representatives, called by Andrew Turner MP. Although there is a difference of opinion between us, it became clear that Southern Water has not communicated well enough on this, for which we have apologised. We are working to agree a plan to bring the issues to resolution.”
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