Supplementary Planning Documents

Contributions Related SPDs

These Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) provide further detail to the adopted policies of the Island Plan Core Strategy that seek contributions from new development:

Affordable Housing Contributions SPD

The Affordable Housing Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was adopted by the Isle of Wight Council at its Executive meeting on 9 March 2017 and came into force on 20 March 2017.  A draft of the document was published for consultation from 6 January 2017 to 20 February 2017.

To manage the introduction of the SPD, there will be a transition period and contributions will be sought from relevant applications received on and after 1 July 2017.

Affordable Housing Contributions SPD  (PDF, 832KB, 18 pages).

Affordable Housing Contributions SPD Adoption Statement (PDF, 102KB, 1 page).

Affordable Housing Contributions SPD Consultation Statement (PDF, 605KB, 27 pages).

Affordable Housing Contributions SPD Environmental Screening Statement (PDF, 580KB, 13 pages).

Affordable Housing Contributions SPD Equality Impact Assessment (PDF, 163KB, 5 pages).

The SPD sets out when the Isle of Wight Council, as part of the planning process, will ask developers to provide financial contributions towards affordable housing and how much the contributions will be expected to be.  The principle of this is already set out in the Island Plan Core Strategy, to view, please click here (PDF, 11.7MB, 266 pages).

Most new residential development will be expected to make a contribution towards affordable housing and larger sites will be required to provide a percentage of on-site affordable housing. To view financial contribution details, please click here (website).

The SPD replaces the previous version adopted in 2015. The original supporting statements and assessments have been used as it was the mechanism for collecting contributions that was changed, rather than the principles.

Children's Services Facilities Contribution SPD

The Children's Services Financial Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (CSFCSPD) was adopted by the Isle of Wight Council at its Executive meeting on 6 May 2014 and came into force on 15 May 2014. A draft of the document was published for consultation from 21 February 2014 until 7 April 2014.

Children's Services Facilities Contributions SPD (PDF, 245KB,13 pages)

Adoption Statement (PDF, 29KB, 1 page)

Consultation Statement (PDF, 106KB, 9 pages)

SA/SEA Screening Statement (PDF, 366KB, 12 pages)

Equality Impact Assessment (PDF, 85.13KB, 6 pages)

The SPD sets out when the Isle of Wight Council, as part of the planning process, will ask developers to provide a financial contribution towards education facilities that are required as a result of new housing being built. The principle of this is already set out in the Island Plan Core Strategy, to view, please click here.

Most new residential development of over 10 units will be required to make a contribution. Some types of residential development will be excluded, for example housing for older people or one bedroom dwellings, as they are unlikely to have an impact on education facilities.

For all other types of residential development where there will be an impact on existing schools and other facilities, the SPD sets out how much should be paid for each new dwelling. In some cases a new facility may be required, and the document establishes the council’s minimum expectations of what developers will need to provide.

Solent Recreation Mitigation Strategy

As of 1 April 2018 the full Solent Recreation Mitigation Strategy will be used by the Isle of Wight Council. To view the strategy please click here (PDF, 2.43MB, 28 pages).

The requirements of the strategy will be applied to all relevant applications valid on this date.  The revocation of the Solent Special Protection Areas SPD (adopted 2014) is underway and therefore the SPD should not be used after 1 April 2018.

Select the following link, to view a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ's) related to the Solent Recreation Mitigation Partnership and Strategy. This information is provided on the mitigation project website, also known as Bird Aware Solent to view the website please click here..

Further details on how the contribution is paid can be found, via the following link on the web page titled ‘Submitting a planning application’.