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.

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.

The consultation runs from 19 July 2018 to 12 October 2018

Read the document above or download the draft strategy here.

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 Wednesday 5 September, 7-9pm Castle Suite, Ryde Castle, Ryde
West Wight Monday 10 September, 7-9pm West Wight Sports & Community Centre, Moa Place, Freshwater
The Bay Thursday 13 September, 7-9pm Dinosaur Isle, Culver Parade, Sandown
West Medina Thursday 20 September, 7-9pm The Sugar Store, Shepard’s Wharf, Cowes
East Medina Wednesday 26 September, 7-9pm East Cowes Town Hall, York Avenue, East Cowes

What’s already been done

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: