Current Consultations

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

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

The Isle of Wight Sensory Service

Start of consultation: 10 Aug 2018
End of consultation: 14 Sep 2018

The Isle of Wight Council and the IW Clinical Commissioning Group are currently reviewing the way in which sensory services are provided. There is a need to make sure the service is high quality and helps people to maintain and improve their independence both now and in the future.

Consultation Activity:

Island residents who have a sight, hearing or other sensory impairment are being asked to help shape support services on the Isle of Wight by commenting on the sensory service survey.

The online survey, which is also available in a hard copy, seeks views from Islanders who use the current sensory service. People with a current sensory loss registration will be sent a survey in the post. The survey can be returned by post, or alternatively it can be completed online using the following link:

People Matter IW will be able to support people who wish to complete the survey over the phone on (01983) 241494. Hard copies are also available on request from People Matter IW.

Proposed creation of a new combined fire authority

Start of consultation: 06 Aug 2018
End of consultation: 26 Oct 2018

The Isle of Wight Council, together with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority (HFRA), is considering the creation of a new combined fire authority for Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton.

The public are invited to give their views on the proposal during a 12-week consultation process.

Consultation Activity:
There are numerous ways for people to take part before the deadline of October 26, 2018.

A response form is available online at or people can email

Alternatively paper copies of the response form are available or people can call 023 8062 6815.

A final decision on the plans is expected in January 2019.