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Emerging Island Planning Strategy

We are preparing a new local plan, called the Island Planning Strategy, to replace the Island Plan Core Strategy. 

The Island Planning Strategy (IPS) is used to guide development on the island over the next 15 years. The plan is developed by ourselves in consultation with the local community. It will deal with future needs and opportunities in relation to:

  • Environment
  • Community
  • Growth
  • Housing
  • Economy
  • Transport

We undertook a public consultation on a draft version of the Island Planning Strategy in 2021.

The public consultation closed on Friday 1 October 2021. All comments received have been reviewed in detail. Some of the headlines from the comments received can be read in the IPS consultation update December 2021. A full summary of all of the comments can be read in the summary of comments on Reg 18 Draft IPS (August and September 2021).

The next version of the IPS is currently being prepared. It will be considered at Corporate Scrutiny, Cabinet and Full Council meetings where a decision will be made to publish the Regulation 19 Submission version of the IPS. An update on the dates of these meeting will be provided shortly.

Draft Island Planning Strategy documents:

Our policies map and Housing allocations map booklet support the draft strategy. A summary document of the Draft Island Planning Strategy is also available.

Draft Island Planning Strategy policies map

View our draft Island Planing Stratgey policies map.

You can zoom in and out on the map to view more detail.

Guidance is provided within the map so that you can change the layers shown to view different things, such as settlement boundaries, woodlands, nature reserves, employment and housing allocated sites. 

Background information

A range of background evidence documents underpin the content of the plan.

Growth and housing





This consultation was carried out under ‘Regulation 18’ of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) regulations. This sets out the stages the Island Planning Strategy must go through. Further guidance is available in the Local Plans section of the national planning practice guidance.

Some of the information on this page links back to our council website (

Contact information

Planning Policy

Seaclose Offices
Fairlee Road
Isle of Wight
PO30 2QS

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm
Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm