Core Strategy

Online Maps

The Council has produced an online version of the Island Plan policies map which contains layers which have been updated since the Core Strategy was adopted. This map also includes additional layers such as Tree Preservation Orders and the Council’s Strategic Flood Risk Assessment and further layers will be provided in the future to provide additional information for residents.

To view the Core Strategy Proposals Maps on adoption date please click here (website).

Well-located, planned and designed development can significantly improve the local environment and provide a better place for people to live.

The Environment Agency, Natural England and the Forestry Commission have produced this document Building a Better Environment that explains, for the first time in one place, their roles in new developments. To access this document please click here (PDF, 2.12MB, 36 pages).

Terms and Conditions of Use

This service is provided for information purposes only. Whilst the Isle of Wight Council takes great care to ensure that the information provided on this site is accurate, we cannot accept any liability or responsibility should you rely on the information provided and ultimately find it to have been incorrect.

Any Environment Agency mapping data included within this website is provided by the Isle of Wight Council under licence from the Environment Agency. Persons viewing this mapping should contact Ordnance Survey copyright for advice where they wish to licence or use Ordnance Survey mapping for their own purposes. Isle of Wight Council. Licence number: Z25994

Any Ordnance Survey mapping data included within this website is provided by the Isle of Wight Council under licence from Ordnance Survey in order to fulfil its public function to publicise various information within the local area. Persons viewing this mapping should contact Ordnance Survey copyright for advice where they wish to licence or use Ordnance Survey mapping for their own purposes. Use of this data is subject to terms and conditions © Crown copyright. All rights reserved. Isle of Wight Council. Licence number: 100019229.

Ordnance Survey Licenced Data Terms and Conditions

You are granted a non-exclusive, royalty free, revocable licence solely to view the Licenced Data for non-commercial purposes for the period during which Isle of Wight Council makes it available;

You are not permitted to copy, sub-licence, distribute, sell or otherwise make available the Licensed Data to third parties in any form; and

Third party rights to enforce the terms of this licence shall be reserved to Ordnance Survey.

To view the Online Maps, please click here (website).

How to use Online Maps

1.    Please note that the application holds a lot of data and will take some time to load.  Please be patient.

2.    The left hand navigation panel contains:

  • An address search facility
  • A Point and Drag pin
  • A Map Layers function (that allows you to turn on and turn off layers for better viewing)

3.    Once you have found your location click the arrow on the map and you will then be shown which policies relate to the area of your search. Dependent upon the nature of the query other policies may apply, for further information please contact Planning Policy by using the Contact tab at the top of this page.

4.    A full glossary of planning terms can be found in the Core Strategy.  To view the terms, please click here (website).