Isle of Wight Council



An Isle of opportunities

Housing Needs Survey 2020

The Isle of Wight Council wants to give residents the chance to share their views on the housing needs of their area to help understand what homes the Island might need in 15 years’ time. The results will form part of an evidence-based case being prepared by the council to demonstrate the real housing needs of the Island and challenge government-driven housing targets.

Households are encouraged to complete the online survey as fully as possible at



2017: A new start for Isle of Wight regeneration

The Isle of Wight Council launched its Regeneration Programme: “An Isle of Opportunities” on 20 July 2017. This included the launch of a new website: and an ongoing ‘conversation’ consultation with Island residents: “The Wight We Want”.

The Council has established a Regeneration directorate to help regenerate the Island’s economy and transform the financial position of the Council. Using Council assets and working in partnership with the private sector, the initial programme has identified sites which, if delivered to their full potential, could bring in increased council tax, business rates and new homes bonus, as well as create up to 12,000 new jobs over a 10 year period.

The regeneration programme is being delivered in line with the council’s current related strategies and plans - in particular the Island Plan Core Strategy and the Economic Development Action Plan (PDF, 119.15KB, 14 pages). It complements the work currently underway on a One Public Estate bid for the Island working with other public sector partners including health police and fire on the development and more efficient use of all public land and buildings.

If you are interested in any of the projects currently underway, please get in touch with the Regeneration team.