An Isle of opportunities

In 2018 the Draft Regeneration Strategy was launched, and is out for consultation from 19 July 2018 to 12 October 2018. Download the strategy and give your feedback here.

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.