Emerging Island Planning Strategy

We are preparing a new local plan, called the Island Planning Strategy, to replace the Island Plan Core Strategy. 

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 undertook a public consultation on a draft version of the Island Planning Strategy in 2021.

The public consultation closed on Friday 1 October 2021. All comments received have been reviewed in detail. Some of the headlines from the comments received can be read in the IPS consultation update December 2021. A full summary of all of the comments can be read in the Reg 18 draft IPS (August and September 2021).

The next version of the IPS is currently being prepared. A decision was made at the Extraordinary Meeting of Full Council on Wednesday, 5 October, 2022, 6.00 pm not to publish the Regulation 19 submission version of the IPS for public consultation. At Full Council on Wednesday, 16 November, 2022, 6.00 pm, a motion was agreed to ask Cabinet to consider a number of changes to the draft IPS.  

We are currently looking at the content of the draft IPS and also considering a live consultation by the Government on changes to national planning policy. Further information about the consultation can be found at: Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill: reforms to national planning policy.

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