The Island Plan


Welcome to my survey on the Island Plan


 
 

Dear Islanders,

The Island Plan outlines housing targets as well as other key development plans for the Island for the next decade. It is an important document that will shape our future. The plan demands some 9,000 extra houses. I oppose this Government-imposed target for several reasons. In brief, my concerns are:

  • This housing is not being built for Islanders and will be unaffordable for most Islanders. It is purely designed to hit national targets
  • It is not deliverable due to the lack of Island building capacity and we do not have the infrastructure to cope
  • Large-scale housebuilding will damage our landscape, quality of life and the Island’s tourism and visitor economy
  • By accepting targets we cannot fulfil, the Council leaves itself vulnerable to developers to force greenfield development
  • There is no public support amongst Islanders for large-scale house-building which is not for Islanders
See my response to the consultation
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Sign Petition Against the Island Plan


I welcome the Island Plan but oppose the housing targets for the Isle of Wight.

This housing is not being built for Islanders and will be unaffordable for most Islanders. It is undeliverable due to the lack of Island building capacity. We do not have the infrastructure to cope. Large-scale housebuilding will damage our landscape, quality of life and the Island’s tourism and visitor economy. By accepting targets the Island fulfil, the Council leaves itself vulnerable to developers to force greenfield development. There is no public support amongst Islanders for large-scale house-building which is not for Islanders.

I support house-building for Islanders in smaller numbers that will protect our environment and quality of life.


Sign Here

My Survey on the Island Plan


Contact Your Representative


Contact your local Councillor and tell them briefly what you think. Cut and paste the above if you need.

This housing is not being built for Islanders and will be unaffordable for most Islanders. It is not deliverable due to the lack of Island building capacity. We do not have the infrastructure to cope. Large-scale housebuilding will damage our landscape, quality of life and the Island’s tourism and visitor economy. By accepting targets we cannot fulfil, the Council leaves itself vulnerable to developers to force greenfield development. There is no public support amongst Islanders for large-scale house-building which is not for Islanders.  We need lower targets (approx. 300 homes per year) with a much larger percentage of houses delivered built for Islanders.


Find your Councillor here
Contact the Housing Minister

Either send your own message or the one below:

We oppose the current housing targets for the Isle of Wight. This housing is not being built for Islanders and will be unaffordable for most Islanders. It is not deliverable due to the lack of Island building capacity. We do not have the infrastructure to cope. Large-scale housebuilding will damage our landscape, quality of life and the Island’s tourism and visitor economy. By accepting targets we cannot fulfil, the Council leaves itself vulnerable to developers to force greenfield development. There is no public support amongst Islanders for large-scale house-building which is not for Islanders.  We need lower targets (approx. 300 homes per year) with a much larger percentage of houses delivered built for Islanders.