The Island Plan

Draft Island Planning Strategy Consultation

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 prepared a Draft Island Planning Strategy which went out for public consultation.

The consultation closed on Friday 1 October 2021. All comments received are now being reviewed in detail. Some early headlines can be read in the IPS consultation update December 2021. A full summary of all of the comments will be published in early 2022. This will be done before the next public consultation on the Regulation 19 Submission version of the IPS.

The draft IPS, or individual sections, can be viewed and downloaded using the links below.

Whole document:

Document sections:

The Draft IPS is also supported by a Policies Map and a Housing allocations map booklet.

We have also prepared a summary document that includes some of the key points.

We have also provided access to several background evidence documents.

This consultation was carried out under ‘Regulation 18’ of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) regulations which set out the stages the IPS has to go through. Further guidance is given in the Local Plans section of the national planning practice guidance.