Ryde Town Council plays an active part in all local planning issues.
It is probably the area of the Council’s role that is best known to the community and which can be of the most importance. Ryde Town Council comments on all Planning Applications made within the parish and facilitates discussion with the Isle of Wight Council on matters of local concern.
To view Planning Applications made to the Isle of Wight Council click here and select ‘Ryde’ from the list under Option 2 to show the applications.
You can email our Planning Clerk on email@example.com
Ryde Town Council Planning Committee have a new email address which will accept emails from the public regarding planning matters. This emails address is for the exclusive use of Ryde residents who wish to share information and / or expertise to assist the Town Council with their response, and local policy with regard to the IW Council’s Regeneration Strategy and the Island Planning Strategy for Ryde. You can email the Planning Committee on firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Planning Committee
Please click here to view the agendas and papers for the next meeting, as well as previous agendas and minutes of the committee. The Planning Committee meet on a Tuesday evening, every three weeks at the Town Council Chambers, 10 Lind Street. Members of the public are welcome to attend or you can contact the Planning Clerk prior to a meeting if you have any queries.
The next Planning Committee dates are:
Tuesday 19th March 2019
Tuesday 9th April 2019
Tuesday 30th April 2019
Tuesday 21st May 2019
Tuesday 11th June 2019
Tuesday 2nd July 2019
Planning web pages
We have dedicated Planning web pages on the following issues:
Consultation on proposed changes to the submission of planning applications.
Outline Position Statement
In response to the Isle of Wight Council’s (IWC) Draft Regeneration Strategy, and their review of the Island Plan Core Strategy which has led to the drafting of the new Island Planning Strategy (IPS), Ryde Town Council (RTC) has produced an Outline Position Statement (PS) which aims to provide credible data and evidence to submit to the IWC’s Regeneration Strategy and to influence and inform the IPS at a key stage in its development.
At the Planning Committee Meeting on Tuesday 11th September 2018, the Outline Position Statement, which was created to influence and inform the New Island Planning Strategy and the Draft Regeneration Strategy, was recommended for approval at Full Council. It is available on the link below for public review and comment. This is a live document which has been submitted to the IWC. Ryde Town Council has run a consultation event and the information and opinion gathered from this work will be available shortly.
The links below will take you to Ryde Town Council’s Full Outline Position Statement, a document which gives the key points of the Outline Position Statement and the recently released Island Planning Strategy.
Printed copies of the Outline Position Statement and the Key Points Document are available on request at the Town Council Chambers.
Please feel free to email Ryde Town Council with your views, comments or submissions at the following address: email@example.com
Public Realm Strategy
Ryde is one of the main gateways to the Isle of Wight and its largest town. Considerable development in the 19th Century created a town with strong retail, economic, social and tourism functions and a rich wealth of townscape quality. Changes in the patterns of tourism and a gradual economic decline in the town since the 1960s have led to a loss of economic prosperity. This has had an impact on the quality of building maintenance, the loss of traditional urban features and the longer-term vitality of the town as a whole.
The Town Council have approved a budget for public realm improvements. This public realm strategy is a key initiative and has been developed to ensure that the Town Councils newly established Public Realm Budget is used to deliver sustainable and appropriate public realm solutions in Ryde, underpinned by quality of design, local distinctiveness and respect for historic character. It takes regard of various plans and policies that have sought to provide a steer on the matters previously, namely the Ryde Area Action Plan and the Atkins Ryde Public Realm Strategy. Currently the public realm (which incorporates seats, bins, signage, shelters and planters) within the town is a mixture of 2 predominant styles. Any project should attempt to identify with the existing public realm co-ordinated approach relevant for that area. This will be done in consultation with the IW Council Conservation Officer and Island Roads, in accordance with the Ryde Public Realm Strategy but taking into consideration the changes that have already been made over the intervening years. Ryde Town Councillors can submit requests personally or as a representative for residents or other organisations. If you have a suggestion for a public realm application please contact your ward Councillor to discuss this further. You can find out who your ward’s Councillor is and how to contact them here.
The Isle of Wight Council has produced an online version of the Island Plan policies map that is kept up to date.
To view the Online Maps, please click here (website).
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