Regeneration Strategy

This 2019-2030 Regeneration Strategy for the Isle of Wight was adopted in June 2019. The strategy aims to set out how the council is leading the agenda to ensure the economic future of the Island and create the Island that is a great place to grow up, live, work and visit. The strategy sets out where we are today and the actions and activities we believe will enable the vision for the future to be realised.

Inspiration Island: Our vision is for the Isle of Wight to be an inspiring place to grow up, live, work and visit.

Following a year of conversations and discussions, and the publication of the draft strategy, this document aims to capture the challenges the Island faces and set out the ways in which these challenges might be overcome during the next 10 to 12 years. The strategy is split into six key themes. This executive summary is designed to allow the reader to get a snapshot of the document and set out what we mean by each theme and some of the key activities and actions that are planned.

What’s already been done

The consultation for the regeneration strategy ran from 19 July 2018 to 12 October 2018, but if you have comments or queries about any aspect of regeneration, you can email them to us at any time.

Newport Place Plan: Shaping Newport

Between November 2017 and April 2018, the Shaping Newport project, a  collaboration between the Isle of Wight Council, Newport Parish Council and Newport Business Association, set out to ask the people of the county town for their experiences and opinions of the place, its positives and negatives. See the report here.

2017 initial consultation

We invited Islanders to complete a survey over summer 2017 and  held a series of workshops across the Island to reflect back the results of the survey and further understand what makes parts of the Island more or less successful.

The results from the first surveys are available to download and read Area Workshop feedback analysis (PDF 28 Pages, 7mb). Or view below: