Current Consultations

Planning applications:
To make comments on planning applications please click here.

Licensing consultations:
To view licences currently under consultation please click here.

Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs)

Start of consultation: 19 Feb 2020
End of consultation: 15 Apr 2020

A Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) is legislation that allows a local authority (Isle of Wight Council) to address a particular nuisance or problem that may occur in a particular area. The PSPO works by imposing conditions on the use of that area, that apply to everyone. 

PSPOs are designed to ensure the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces safe from anti-social behaviour. 

The Isle of Wight Council's Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs), include the controls that were previously called Dog Control Orders (DCOs), Designated Public Place Orders (DPPOs) and other measures to control antisocial behaviour. 

We are turning these previous orders into a single set of PSPOs. The council is considering some small amendments to the previous orders.

Consultation Activity:

You can have your say by completing the online survey. Please ensure to read the detail of the proposals.

A series of face to face community drop in sessions are also planned. Come and meet with our local environment officers: 

  • Cowes Town Council offices, Tuesday 3 March 2020, 10:00 until 11:00

  • 30 High Street, Newport, Tuesday 10 March 2020, 140:0 until 15:00

  • Ryde Town Council Office, Thursday 19 March 2020 11:00 until 12noon 

  • Sandown Town Council office, Tuesday 24 March 2020, 12noon until 13:00

Housing strategy consultation

Start of consultation: 17 Jan 2020
End of consultation: 13 Mar 2020


The Isle of Wight Council’s draft housing strategy is now available, and a consultation is under way. This is not the final strategy; which will follow after consultation.

The draft housing strategy is supported by the council's Corporate Plan and its Regeneration Strategy, and helps shape and inform the draft Island Planning Strategy, which is going through the formal stages to adoption.

Consultation link:


View strategy link: 

Consultation Activity:

The consultation will run until Friday 13 March 2020 and will be used to develop the final Housing Strategy, which will be published and adopted by the Isle of Wight Council later in 2020.

You will need to look at the strategy document to answer most of the questions in the consultation. You can download and read a copy here:

The survey is available to complete online here: