Current Consultations

Planning applications:
To make comments on planning applications please click here.

Licensing consultations:
To view licences currently under consultation please click here.

Resident Parking Scheme

Start of consultation: 05 Feb 2018
End of consultation: 16 Mar 2018

Whilst resident parking zones exist in various locations across the island there is currently no policy or guidance for dealing with requests for new zones.

The council has prepared draft guidance for the introduction of resident parking schemes (RPS) which, when finalised, will clearly set out the process to request an RPS, the criteria for establishing the demand and ensuring that schemes only proceed where they will deliver a benefit for residents.

Consultation Activity:
It is important that, as far as possible, the guidance reflects the views of residents.  Please complete the online survey:

Newport traffic plan

Start of consultation: 24 Jan 2018
End of consultation: 21 Feb 2018


Not all highways improvement schemes fall within the scope of the contract that the council has with Island Roads. In certain cases, for example when government funding becomes available, the council is able to commission its own projects to improve junctions or certain stretches of road.

St Mary’s Junction Improvement

The Isle of Wight Council has secured government funding to improve traffic flows in and around Newport.  The first phase of this project is concentrating on the area around St Mary’s roundabout where traffic flows are predicted to increase in future years. A background paper outlining the existing and predicted vehicle movements has been produced along with outline proposals for improvements to the roundabout and the surrounding junctions is available here.

Consultation Activity:
In order to inform the final design and to make sure the views of local people and businesses have been considered, the council is asking you to email your thoughts to:  and use the heading 'St Mary's Junction'.

Alternatively you can post your comments in writing by 21 February to:
Bill Murphy, Head of contract management, St Christopher House, 42 Daish Way, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5XJ.

Isle of Wight Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) Consultation

Start of consultation: 04 Dec 2017
End of consultation: 23 Feb 2018

The Isle of Wight Council recognises the importance of maintaining and improving the network of public rights of way, and its first Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP), published in 2006, has been authoritative in decisions taken in recent years.  

A comprehensive reassessment of rights of way and a review of the 2006 Plan was undertaken by the Isle of Wight Council during 2016.  Following the comprehensive reassessment of rights of way the Rights of Way Improvement Plan, it has been updated. The Plan sets out the main policy areas which will guide the management and improvement of public rights of way throughout the next ten years. 

The Isle of Wight Council would like to know your views on the updated Rights of Way Improvement Plan. 

Consultation Activity:

We are currently conducting a public consultation to seek your views and comments on the Rights of Way Improvement Plan,for more information: