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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 being prepared. It will be on the Corporate Scrutiny agenda for 12 July. It will return to Corporate Scrutiny on 6 September prior to Cabinet and Full Council meetings on 8 and 21 September. A decision will be made at these meeting on whether to publish the Regulation 19 Submission version of the IPS for a public consultation that would take place in October/November 2022.

Background evidence

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Contact information

Planning Policy

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Isle of Wight
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