A new island, twice the size of the Isle of Wight, may be built in the North Sea.

A new island, twice the size of the Isle of Wight, may be built in the North Sea. The Dutch Government is considering building the island to create more land for housing and to protect the country’s vulnerable coastline.

An artist’s impression suggests a massive tulip-shaped island lying horizontally and parallel to the Dutch coast between The Hague and IJmuiden. Innovation Platform, a Dutch Government advisory body, will report early next year on the feasibility of the £7 billion project, which is similar in many ways to the palm tree island development in Dubai.