Development Plan Documents


Development Plan Documents (DPDs)

Development Plan Documents (DPDs) are the statutory component parts of the Island Plan which outline key development aims. Island Plan DPDs include the Core Strategy, three Area Action Plans and the Delivery and Management DPD.

Area Action Plans (AAPs)

Area Action Plans (AAPs) are DPDs that focus on specific areas where significant change or conservation is needed and concentrate on the delivery of area based regeneration initiatives. They can assist in producing a consensus as to the right strategy for an area and how it might be implemented and they can be a catalyst for getting several key agencies and landowners to work together.

The council has outlined the approach to the three key regeneration areas in the Island Plan Core Strategy and has prepared an AAP informal discussion document for each of the following areas:

  • The Medina Valley
  • Ryde
  • The Bay

Consultation on a draft plan for each area will run from Friday 6 November until midday on Monday 21 December 2015 and further information can be found by clicking here.

Consultation on the three informal discussion documents ran from 23 May to 7 July 2014 and further information can be found by clicking here

It should be noted that the AAP boundaries do not identify an area within which development would be permitted; they are not extensions of settlement boundaries. The boundaries identify broad locations within which the Council will consider a range of land uses, including residential, employment, leisure and green spaces. The AAP process may also identify which land uses would not be considered appropriate.

Delivery and Management Development Plan Document

This DPD will enable the appropriate delivery and management of development outside AAP boundaries, in rural service centres and the wider rural area, in line with the overarching principles of the core strategy.

The timetable for the preparation of these documents is set out in the Local Development Scheme (LDS) (May 2015) (PDF, 211KB, 18 pages).