Draft Regeneration Strategy

What kind of future do you want to see for your part of the Isle of Wight and the Island as a whole?

The Isle of Wight Council has started a major regeneration programme to help create more jobs, better housing and an even better quality of life for all residents of the Isle of Wight. In order to help inform the priorities for regeneration across the Island we have been having an Island conversation called “The Wight We Want”. These ongoing conversations held at five area workshops will help us to understand more about what our residents want to see in place for future generations of the Island over the next 10 years and beyond.

Download Strategy

This will then be reflected in the development of a Regeneration Strategy for the Isle of Wight. This draft strategy is a consultation document and feedback from stakeholders is welcomed. We have asked a series of questions throughout the document and on the online survey, which are intended to suggest areas which you might wish to comment on, but please feel free to tell us anything else you think we need to consider before finalising the regeneration strategy for the Island.

Read the document below or download the draft strategy here.

The consultation runs from 19 July 2018 to 12 October 2018

Read the document above or download the draft strategy here.

Go to the online consultation page

Join us at the ongoing series of workshops to help shape how we might deal with some of your local issues. See our list below for the latest dates in your area.

We are also setting up a ‘Residents Panel’ to both continue this conversation and to engage our community in future research and consultation. If you would like to be involved please email us on regeneration@iow.gov.uk with ‘Residents Panel’ in the title.


Workshop Date Venue
Ryde drop-in session
(no appointment needed)
Wednesday 5 September, 4-9pm Castle Suite, Ryde Castle, Ryde
West Wight workshop Monday 10 September, 7-9pm West Wight Sports & Community Centre, Moa Place, Freshwater
The Bay workshop Thursday 13 September, 7-9pm Dinosaur Isle, Culver Parade, Sandown
West Medina workshop Thursday 20 September, 7-9pm The Sugar Store, Shepard’s Wharf, Cowes
Newport workshop Monday 24 September 7-9pm Main Hall, Riverside Centre, Newport Quay

Hosted by Newport Parish Council

East Medina workshop Wednesday 26 September, 7-9pm East Cowes Town Hall, York Avenue, East Cowes
Rural business consultation event Monday 1 October, 4-7pm East Afton Farm, PO40 9UF (If you are able to attend please email regeneration@iow.gov.uk to confirm)

What’s already been done

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: