Island Planning Strategy

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To help residents with any questions or queries they may have over responding to the Regulation 19 Island Planning Strategy or how to fill in the comments form, planning policy officers will be available as part of the weekly ‘Planning Officer of the Day’ walk in service, held at Seaclose Offices. 

Planning Policy officers will be available on the following dates at Seaclose Office

Wednesday 24 July 2pm – 5pm
Wednesday 7th August 2pm – 5pm

No appointment or booking necessary! 

What is the Island Planning Strategy?

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

The Island Planning Strategy (IPS) is a plan for development on the island over the next 15 years. The Council consults the local community to help develop the plan.

We have published our ‘submission version’ of the Island Planning Strategy, for 6 weeks. You can comment from Monday 8 July 2024 until midnight on Monday 19 August 2024.

How to comment on the Island Planning Strategy

The easiest and preferred way to comment is using our online response forms which can be found using the green buttons below

If you cannot use a virtual form

Return the form


Island Planning Strategy Regulation 19 Planning Service
Seaclose Offices
Fairlee Road
Isle of Wight
PO30 2QS

Please note

Comments which do not answer the mandatory questions on the form will not be accepted. These comments will not be submitted to the Secretary of State.

What happens next

After the 6 week period has finished, the council will process the comments received before submitting to the Secretary of State for the public examination

  • the Island Planning Strategy
  • the evidence base
  • all comments received during the ‘Regulation 19’ period for representation

The Secretary of State will then appoint an independent Planning Inspector. They will carry out the public examination of the plan, evidence base and comments made.