The Isle of Wight's MP has challenged the government's Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Secretary over housing targets.

In a parliamentary debate this lunchtime (Wednesday), led by Michael Gove, Bob Seely asked:"On the Isle of Wight we're separated by sea from the mainland.

"Our local building industry builds between 200 and 300 homes per year.

"We can't really build more.

"The standard methodology gives us ridiculous targets...we are forced to offer targets we can't really hope to build.

"What reassurance can [Mr Gove] give the Island?"

Mr Gove said more houses are needed, but so is a sensible approach to targets.

He said he was working to address concerns about how the housing need is calculated, promising a 'sensible and sensitive' approach.