The Island Plan

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Update 27 February 2019

Consultation period closes

The draft Island Planning Strategy consultation closed midday Monday 25 February. The Planning Department are now working through the significant number of comments received to make sure they are inputted and processed properly. Once this has been done the comments will be available to view at . Officers will be reading through all the comments received and consider whether any changes to the plan and/or evidence base should be made prior to further consultation.

Update 11 December 2018

Consultation launched and period extended

The draft Island Planning Strategy has now been published for public consultation and further information can be found here. (PDF, 5.53MB, 217 pages)

The consultation period was already longer than the statutory minimum but has also been extended even further, to give greater opportunity for people to comment. The consultation will now finish on midday Monday 25 February

Update 12 October 2018

Consultation dates pushed back

Following unavoidable delays in preparing the evidence base work, the public consultation on the draft Island Planning Strategy has now been pushed back to the end of November 2018. The consultation will also be extended to take into account the Christmas holiday.

Update 31 May 2018

Local Development Scheme

Following a delegated member decision The Local Development Scheme (LDS), which sets out the programme for preparing the Island Planning Strategy and other main planning documents, has been updated. This means that the public consultation on the Island Planning Strategy is now programmed to happen in October 2018.  View the latest version of the Local Development Scheme (LDS).

Strategic Housing Market Availability Assessment

Through our call for sites we received 412 sites, with 392 being suitable to take forward to being assessed. To enable us to make informed decisions all sites will have a site visit and a desk-based assessment, and to date 381 have been visited and 373 have been assessed. In line with best practice our assessment of the sites also includes consideration by a panel of development sector representatives, and so far 353 sites have been considered. We will shortly be writing to the site owners to provide an update and to outline the process moving forward.  


Previous latest news

The Local Development Scheme (LDS), which sets out the programme for preparing the Island Planning Strategy and other main planning documents has been updated. View the latest version of the Local Development Scheme (LDS).


As part of the Island plan review process an initial survey has been undertaken where a range of stakeholders are being asked to feedback their thoughts, including developers, planning specialists and key local partners, such as town and parish councils.

This survey closed on Friday 1 September 2017.

The results of the survey are being analysed and tested by specialist working groups, based on following themes:

  • Community.
  • Development.
  • Economy.
  • Environment.

The consultation work will be reported within a consultation statement, which will published alongside the draft Island planning strategy.