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PLANNING PEER CHALLENGE REPORT PRAISES ‘SIGNIFICANT PASSION’ FROM COUNCILLORS

The final report of the Local Government Association’s review of the Isle of Wight’s planning system has just been published.  

Recently released, the report praises the “significant passion” amongst councillors, staff and local people in relation to issues around housing, development and growth housing, development and growth, giving a range of recommended actions, including urgently finalising and adopting the Island Planning Strategy, and rebuilding trust between councillors, staff and the community.

Carried out in May this year — at no cost to the authority — by a councillor and senior officers from Cornwall, Colchester, the Isles of Scilly and St Albans City and District councils, as well as the LGA, the review looked at the council’s planning function as a whole including the work of staff in the planning department, and elected councillors making up the planning committee.

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Over 3 days the peer review team gathered information and views from more than 24 meetings, speaking to over 74 people including a range of council staff, elected councillors and representatives of other organisations.

Council leader, Councillor Lora Peacey Wilcox, said:

“We invited the LGA to undertake this review because planning is such a crucial part of delivering the council’s objectives.

“Working with the external LGA review team was a valuable experience for all of us, and the final report reflects the spirit of positive improvement that we took away from the 3 days the team spent with us.

“I am pleased to see that the team acknowledged the passion, positivity and sheer hard work that goes into our planning processes – from councillors, staff and others across the Island such as towns and parishes.

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“I have asked planning staff to produce a report on our next steps which we will present to the Scrutiny Committee for Neighbourhoods and Regeneration on 7th July.”

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Dr. Jollop
Dr. Jollop
1 month ago

WTF ?


David Marshall
David Marshall
1 month ago

I do not know weather to laugh or cry

Miss Sensible
Miss Sensible
1 month ago

So exactly what are you saying ??????
Very unclear ,,,
We the general public do not want Greenfield sites built on….
We the Council cash cow’s ,don’t want housing for 2nd home owners or holiday let’s ….
We the ever suffering islanders want a green and pleasant island….
And we don’t want brown noses !!!!!!
We want to see a Dr Dentist and get hospital appts on our island….
We need affordable housing for islanders …..
End of ….

OMG
OMG
1 month ago

Not a review that was interested in what the public thinks then.

Not worth reporting then really.

rodney burt
rodney burt
1 month ago

It’s great to have “Passion” but what about the “eye sore’s”

Ditzydotty
Ditzydotty
1 month ago

Why didn’t they try talking to the residents of the IOW

nufsenuf
nufsenuf
1 month ago

No mention of intellect ?

Fedup
Fedup
1 month ago

I bet all the Brown envelopes loafing around planning were safely stowed away,and reappeared as soon as this lot cleared the building

 

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