The new 'Island Plan'

The Isle of Wight is developing a new Local Development Framework which will set out the future spatial development policies for the Island through to 2026. This will be called the Island Plan and will have a very significant influence on the realisation of Eco Island.

The Island Plan, being developed by the Isle of Wight Council, will set out the planning policies and processes that will be used to generate sustainable development across the Island. The plan will have a significant impact on our environment and how we use it. Eco Island will benefit from the development and implementation of a new Island plan by providing us with a clear policy framework for the spatial future of the Island through until 2026. It will be the main document by which in large part the Eco-Island vision will be delivered.

The Island Plan policy framework will be based on sound principles of promoting sustainable communities and sustainable development.

The new Island Plan will be developed through widespread community involvement. The Council will be ensuring that local communities, groups and individuals, Parish and Town Councils, businesses and other interested parties are given every opportunity to help develop this new framework for the Island.

What will people see happening? There will be a gradual change from existing Unitary Development Plan policies to the new Island Plan. We have an agreed timetable for delivering the new plan and all the details and timings and information can be found at


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Last Updated: 25/03/2009 12:08:21