Eco Island Priorities

The Eco Island Vision can only be delivered if it is clear what are the Island's first priorities for change.

The Island Strategic Partnership used the available evidence to find out where there is the most urgent need for change and development. This has been developed into a list of priorities that will guide the first steps of Eco Island. These priorities have been agreed by the ISP and have shaped the targets and actions for the first years of Eco Island.

Together, we will:


  • Protect and enhance our Island’s natural beauty.
  • Create wealth and reduce our carbon footprint at the same time.
  • Produce as much of our energy as possible from renewable source.
  • Support economic development and regeneration, enabling all to be able to share in the Island’s economic success, through increasing the skills of the whole community.
  • Reduce levels of obesity in all ages.
  • Improve health, emotional wellbeing and life expectancy across the Island.
  • Support vulnerable people to live independent lives.
  • Ensure people of all ages have places to live and things to do in their local area.
  • Reduce Crime and Substance Misuse.
  • Reduce Anti-Social Behaviour and Disorder.
  • Reduce the fear of crime and increase public confidence
  • Enhance how our local areas look and feel, now and in the future.
  • Make sure our children achieve better than the national average at school and college.
  • Reduce childhood inequalities, by tackling poverty, neglect and domestic violence.
  • Support families and carers to provide a safe and positive environment for our young people.

The Isle of Wight has a rich history of creative energy, determination and ambition. We will all continue this tradition to make Eco Island a reality.

The ISP have plans for delivering Eco Island, click here to find out more.

If you would like to comment on Eco Island or would like more information, please email or visit the Eco Island contacts page.


Last Updated: 21/11/2008 09:40:00
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