Decision details

Motion referred from Full Council

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


For Cabinet to consider the motion from Cllr Lilley - “This Council wishes to recognise the importance of farming Including tenant farmers on the Isle of Wight in achieving its climate emergency strategy, preserving and developing the IW UNESCO biosphere principles and status, the importance of local food production, managing environmentally the majority of Island greenfield land, and being a key attraction for tourism on the Isle of Wight.

This Council confirms and reaffirms its commitment to support farmers in sustainable farming on the Island and finding ways of protecting working farms and their Greenfields from being lost to housing development“


Option B - To inform the mover of the council motion that the issues raised in the motion, insofar as they are relevant to the functions of the council, are taken into account in the preparation of the appropriate council strategies, particularly the Climate and Environment Strategy and the Island Planning Strategy.

Report author: Oliver Boulter

Publication date: 15/02/2021

Date of decision: 11/02/2021

Decided at meeting: 11/02/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 23/02/2021

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