Island Plan

The Island Planning Strategy sets out how the council’s planning decisions could contribute to achieving the council’s vision for the Isle of Wight.

It will deal with future needs and opportunities in relation to infrastructure, homes, jobs and businesses, community facilities and the environment.

It will also set out the principles that will guide future development, including housing and employment land.

Below are articles relating to the Island Plan

Isle of Wight MP renews his call for ‘Island Park’ designation

View of the South West coast of the Island from Tennyson Down

Seely says, “This is not just about housing and protecting from overdevelopment: it is about protecting landscape in perpetuity and is part of a green agenda for the Island too"

Tuesday, 19th January, 2021 5:15pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 3 readers' comments

£10m budget gap slashed in half, but price hike in council tax still on the cards

Scissors on a blue background

Although the financial outlook for the Isle of Wight council is pretty bleak, the CEO said measures were in place to stop them reaching bankruptcy

Friday, 15th January, 2021 5:05pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 15 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council to challenge Government on housing targets

Painted sign that says 'no'

Cllr Barry Abraham said we the Isle of Wight council feels strongly that they cannot accept what the government is proposing

Friday, 9th October, 2020 2:57pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP led debate in House of Commons on planning reform

bob seely in parliament

Bob Seely MP will be talking about how the Government’s current plans for new housing will impact on the Isle of Wight and how the whole approach needs a rethink

Thursday, 8th October, 2020 9:23am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP reserves judgement on Government plans to ‘overhaul outdated planning system’

Bob seely on laptop

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, says current planning system "means that sometimes the wrong houses are built in the wrong places. It is not good for either local communities or those needing housing"

Friday, 7th August, 2020 2:10pm

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

‘Flawed housing targets’ on the Isle of Wight are allowing development to happen, says CPRE

david marshall

Campaign for the Protection of Rural England on the Isle of Wight (CPRE IW) say "it's highly disappointing to see developers now attempting to destroy what remains of one of the Island’s few remaining dairy farms, separating Ryde from Nettlestone"

Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 8:59am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Attitudes to new housing developments ‘need to change’, says draft planning strategy

fence of building site with warning signs

Unscrupulous landlords, second homes, affordability and traveller sites are just some of the items raised in the draft Planning Strategy

Monday, 20th January, 2020 6:50pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Delegated decision to be made for Isle of Wight Housing Strategy

fence of building site with warning signs

The Isle of Wight Council has pledged to consider lowering the number of houses built on the Island, while meeting the the need for affordable housing

Friday, 27th December, 2019 2:35pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP sets out his wishes for an Island Deal, including three per cent extra funding for council services

bob seely in parliament

Bob Seely's letter to the Prime Minister details where and how he believes extra funding for the Isle of Wight should be targeted

Tuesday, 29th October, 2019 2:37pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 8 readers' comments

‘We don’t like numbers thrown up any more than residents do’ says Deputy Leader over housing targets

Blueprints

An extra £100,000 will be allocated to the planning department to help come to the correct housing figures for the Island

Monday, 14th October, 2019 12:27pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight Council to challenge government’s 10,000 new homes target

Monopoly green houses and coins:

The council’s planning team is still working through all the comments received during the initial consultation phase to produce a further version of the plan in the new year.

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 10:17am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

IW council leader says housing target needs reducing

building site

The Isle of Wight council leader says they have to be careful how they approach it, but asked all councillors to help the authority build its case.

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 12:58pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments