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Draft Island Planning Strategy Consultation

Meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet (Item 23)

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Option 1 - to agree the revised draft Island Planning Strategy (as attached) for public consultation to run from 30 July until 1 October.


To delegate any final editorial and presentational changes to the Island Planning Strategy to the Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing and the Director of Regeneration, so long as they do not materially alter the intention of the version agreed by Cabinet.


The draft strategy was seen as an opportunity for a full consultation on what was wanted in local communities on the island. The number of dwellings to be built had reduced to 486 per annum. The Corporate Scrutiny Committee had formally supported the proposals regarding the consultation and had requested that a task and finish group be established, to include Councillors from the Policy and Scrutiny Committee for Neighbourhoods and Regeneration, to formulate a submission as part of the consultation process, which would be reported to the Corporate Scrutiny Committee on 7 September 2021 for approval. There would be a nine-week consultation period to end on 1 October. Town and Parish Councils would be asked for feedback and it was planned to take the consultation ‘on the road’ as it was important that residents should be able to give their opinions on the Island Plan and how it would work in their areas. The background papers listed in the report would be made available for public scrutiny. Thanks was expressed to planning officers for their work in producing the draft plan, which had also received some involvement from the island’s MP.