Recovery plan Appendix 1: Our action plan

Isle of Wight COVID-19 Recovery plan: contents

Community Recovery

Our Action Plan

Community Recovery

Short term

Next 3 months

Medium term

3- 12 months

Longer term

12 months plus

• Operate effective outbreak control arrangements and communicate key behaviours

Test and trace system to control risk of infection

· Continue to implement and refine the Island Outbreak Control Plan

· Implementation of new local government track and test responsibilities

  • IWC support of second app pilot

· Data from second app pilot to help with control and recovery

· Provide learning and leadership for stabilisation phase and possible step up and step down to LRF emergency planning structures

  • Review impact of Island Outbreak Control Plan

• Address inequality of impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable groups

Reconfigured homelessness provision

· Complete planning and procurement tasks related to Assessment Hub development

· 3-7 Complete renovation works and manage transition from Phase 1 to Phase 2 offer

Health and Social Care service recovery and winter pressure preparation

· Assess nature of increased backlog on key service areas

· Adjust resource planning to address priority areas

  • Implement ICP System plan for winter pressures

• Establish sustainable community response and recovery arrangements

Sustainable arrangements for community hubs

· Community Action Isle of Wight (CAIW) leading on discussion with key community hub leads to develop resilience and sustainability

  • Funding being determined

· CAIW sourcing project lead to set out development activity

· Community cell exit step down strategy to be presented

  • Continue to provide a central helpline

· Determine the sustainable needs – review from CAIW on continued needs required for Covid-19 activity

· Continue to monitor needs to step up provisions subject to second wave

  • Continue to provide a central helpline

· Post Covid-19 reverting to business as usual model

Securing successful return to full-time education

· Continue to support all education settings in the return to the new academic year

· Continue to monitor guidance from central government

  • Support the delivery of the PEACH programme

· Continue to monitor central government guidance and support education settings on implementation if required

  • Support the delivery of the PEACH programme

· Continue to monitor central government guidance and support education settings on implementation if required

  • Support the delivery of the PEACH programme

Education settings supporting the physical and emotional health of children through the PEACH programme

· Development distribution of local map of support for families

· Children and young peoples’ survey with the Youth Trust

· Public Health nursing support for primary and secondary school readiness

· Feedback analysis for education settings to help implement good practise

· Using trusted PEACH brand to promote health protection in education settings

· Promote PEACH’s Bronze awards for good practice

  • Ensure sustainability of PEACH programme
  • Incorporate learning from pandemic

Community mental health and resilience

· Develop and implement campaign to improve emotional wellbeing through Autumn and Winter

  • Seek funding for Public Mental Health

· Delivery of the Out and About Project to provide confidence for shielded residents

· Adapt and flexi response as pandemic continues to develop

  • Analysing available data to improve offer

· Review of impact of public mental health approach

· Implement learning to improve public mental health longer term

Economic Recovery

Our Action Plan

Economic Recovery

Short term

Next 3 months

Medium term

3- 12 months

Longer term

12 months plus

  • Create a skills system responsive to changing employer demand

Short course training for unemployed people in Care, Hospitality and Construction

· Develop Island proposition for “Kickstart” offer (by October 2020)

· Develop delivery programme with key partners subject to approval with jobs starting in October 2020

· Continue delivering the Kickstart programme until conclusion in March 2022

  • Final jobs to commence October 2021
  • Support our residents into appropriate employment pathways

Island Opportunities – support for youth business start ups

· Continued delivery of the original contract with Island Opportunities

  • Continued marketing and PR

· Continued challenging and mentoring of individuals

· Establishing specific individual actions to progress business proposals

· Review future sustainability of the project and other funding streams

Youth employment support hub

· DWP Flexible support funding bid to reduce youth unemployment post Covid-19 to reduce claimants

  • Targets will determine the bid submission

· Stakeholder involvement regarding funding and service gaps

  • Phase 1 – Website/social media

· Phase 2 – Physical hub “One stop shop”

  • Weekly rota for organisations drop in to hub
  • Phase 3 – Community Outreach programme

· Meeting DWP targets to demonstrate good and successful model

  • Meeting DWP targets to secure future funding

Expand ESF NEET project to include 19-24

  • Seek approval to extend age group

· Promote to potential employers as part of wider government Kick Start package

· Review take up and assess effectiveness of package of youth support

  • Enable our residents to unlock their potential through upskilling, reskilling, training provision and apprenticeships

Olderpreneurs project to help over 50’s start business

· Continue to provide mentoring and workshops to support new business creation

· Confirm extension of project until December 2021 for delivery by the Chamber of Commerce

  • Continue delivery of the support

· Review outcomes and consider the future of the scheme

Pop-up Business school to assist unemployed start businesses

  • Event planned for 12-23 October

· Instagram and Facebook advertising by Pop-Up Business School

· Sponsored by Housing Association, promoting to residents

· Council’s social media promotion specifically for under 25’s

  • Determine if full or part virtual event

· Catch up event organised by Pop-Up Business School

· CRM tool to be developed for a progress report for self completion

· Use data to determine a strategy for supplying future support

· Provide the tools for the unemployed to gain employment or for those wanting to change career

· Inclusion and removal of barriers to then boost confidence to engage with the community

  • Support our existing and new businesses to survive in the short term and to adapt and thrive in the new post-Covid economy

Island Card gift card scheme to enable Island spend

· Agree principle and funding for and Island Card

  • Contract to be signed
  • Project Plan agreed
  • Set up (6-8 weeks)
  • Business promotion
  • Registration of businesses
  • Launch of card for Festive period
  • Monitoring of take up by businesses and usage

· Review of benefits of card to Island businesses

New “Island business advisers”

  • Confirmation of funding via SLEP/ERDF

· Agree resource sharing with New Forest District Council as partner

  • Employment of the business advisors
  • Development programme of support

· Programme to sustain business support past current grant funding

Let’s Buy Local campaign

· Confirm additional funding to Natural Enterprise to enable the campaign to continue until December 2020

· Review the success of the campaign and consider future resourcing

Wight Innovation hub – new co working space for digital companies

  • Confirm ERDF funding
  • Develop specification for building fit out

· Procure a management company to manage the facility

· Procure company to deliver fitout and complete work

  • Appointment of Business Advisors

· Ongoing publicity of facility of space and building network support businesses and organisations

Branstone Farm rural business hub

· Dealing with procurement issues regarding whether to proceed with either traditional tender or design and build

· Planning application for the business park and affordable housing to be determined

  • Finalise Goddard’s Heads of Terms
  • Construction procurement
  • Construction commences for affordable housing
  • Potential commencement of construction of brewery

· Potential construction commencement on business hub

  • Completion of brewery
  • Completion of affordable housing
  • Completion of business park Phase 1

Place Recovery

Our Action Plan

Place Recovery

Short term

Next 3 months

Medium term

3- 12 months

Longer term

12 months plus

• Increase the supply and accessibility of homes of all tenures across the Island, and the supply of workspace that responds to changing needs

Revised “Covid proofed” Island Plan

· Undertake further evidence/planning policy impact Covid review

· Establish approaches to Covid‑19 related issues such as open space provision, space standards, cycling and walking provision and the future of the High Street

· Publish Island Planning Strategy “Position Statement” in November

· Publish revised Regulation 18 consultation in June 2021

  • Publish for Regulation 19 consultation
  • Submit draft plan to Secretary of State
  • Undertake examination in public
  • Adopt Island Planning Strategy

300 affordable housing units

· Discuss with Homes England grant levels for affordable housing at 60% of market

· Working with RPs on the Island for potential JVs on Council owned land

· Delivery of Ryde Village, Ryde and Green Meadows, Freshwater as first Extra Care schemes on the Island, 150 units

· Sale of Council sites to deliver affordable housing

  • Branstone Farm – 50 units

· VQ – part of wider regeneration scheme, to deliver affordable housing

· Newport Harbour – potential to delivery up to 300 new homes, 35% affordable

· Small Sites Programme – potential 150 new homes, 35% affordable

Branstone Farm – rural homes/jobs hub

· Dealing with procurement issues regarding whether to proceed with either traditional tender or design and build

· Planning application for the business park and affordable housing to be determined

  • Finalise Goddard’s Heads of Terms
  • Construction procurement
  • Construction commences for affordable housing

· Potential commencement of construction of brewery

· Potential construction commencement on business hub

  • Completion of brewery
  • Completion of affordable housing
  • Completion of business park Phase 1

Medina Valley Marine growth programme

  • Prepare Isle of Wight Investment Plan

· Seek funding to deliver Isle of Wight Investment Plan and implement projects within it

  • Project delivery and review

• Improve physical and digital connectivity in and between all of our settlements and the rest of the world

Island Transport Plan

  • Agree brief, timescale and procure consultants

· Undertake traffic modelling and consult on key objectives

· Take account of government sustainable transport policies and Island Plan, Regeneration strategy

· Finalise, adopt and implement LTP subject to funding

Island place marketing programme

· Coordinate information on proposed separate marketing campaigns

· Support development and use of key messages in any campaigns

· Promote Island as safe and prosperous location for investment

Island infrastructure and development enabling funding submission

  • Prepare Isle of Wight Investment Plan

· Seek funding to deliver Isle of Wight Investment Plan and implement projects within it

  • Project delivery and review

Ryde Interchange investment

· Confirm project scope and funding with “Transforming Cities partners”

· Consult on scheme design taking account of Ryde regeneration place plan objectives

  • Implement scheme up to Spring 2023

WightFibre Full Fibre roll out

· WightFibre confirm programme for West and South Wight roll out

  • East Wight installation continues
  • Rural gigabit voucher scheme promoted
  • Island wide roll out upto 2023

Cycling and Walking Infrastructure investment programme

  • LCWIP been agreed

· Delivering Phase 1 and 2 of the active travel plan

· Seek further funding to deliver further schemes

· Agree to further extension of the LCWIP scheme to the remainder of the Island

• Achieve sustainable, welcoming places with inclusive public realm improvements in our towns that are accessible for all

Camp Hill garden village

· MoJ assessing infrastructure costs, highways and services to de-risk site for development

· Resolve infrastructure funding and establish as a project with One Public Estate Programme with the objective of the Council leading the future development of the site

· De-risk the site by carrying out essential infrastructure works, gaining relevant planning permissions to start on site

· To identify development partners and market suitable land opportunities to establish a 10 year build programme

Newport Harbour regeneration

· Gain Cabinet approval for the Newport Harbour Masterplan

  • Resolve the HRO

· Carry out environmental assessment studies as required by the EA

· On completion take forward the masterplan as a supplementary planning document for approval

· Establish marketing programme for various aspects of the site

· Identify funding for the infrastructure work, eg harbour walls and foot bridge

  • Identify development partners

· Programme manage the building of the hotel, housing and new buildings on the harbour front

Major events programme – Diamond Races (DR), Le Blanc (LB), Tour of Britain (TB)

  • Work with organisers on community awareness (DR)

· Work with organisers to deliver event plan (DR)

· To support the delivery of the event to ensure success of future events (DR)

  • Write Delegated Paper (LB)
  • Agree funding and produce contract (LB)
  • Deliver the event (LB)
  • Event is postpone until 2022 (TB)
  • Sign new contract for 2022 (TB)

· Agree to deliver Tour of Britain Sportive and Classic event (TB)

· Prepare with, promotors Sweetspot, final stage of Tour of Britain 2022 (TB)

Heritage High Street programmes – Ryde and Newport

· Establish project plans for both towns’ improvements based on HAZ grant funding criteria

· Planning of programme of works based on new commissioned design guide for the High Street and shop fronts

· Conduct viability studies and construct business cases for funding restoration of key historic buildings eg Newport Guildhall and Ryde Theatre

· Establish mechanisms for measuring footfall on the High Street through a joint commission between Newport and Ryde HAZ to measure recover efforts on the High Street

· Bring about positive improvements to the public realm and historic buildings in Newport and Ryde over the next four years of the programme

· Design and funding of shop front improvements completed making the High Street more sustainable

· Achieve significant Historic England grant funding levels to improve and future proof the historic heritage of the High Street through its landmark buildings