The Isles of Scilly Local Plan (2015-2030) is available to read in full on the Council website and paper copies of the plan have now been distributed to venues on all of the islands. You can view a copy at any of the following venues:
- St Mary’s: St Mary’s Library
- Bryher: Community Hall
- Tresco: Community Hall
- St Martin’s: Community Hall (reading room)
- St Agnes: Post Office
The Council of the Isles of Scilly adopted the Local Plan in March 2021. This followed extensive public consultation from 2015 through to 2019 and a 3-day Examination in Public held on St Mary’s in January 2020. The plan was assessed by the Planning Inspectorate on behalf of the Secretary of State and, with a number of modifications, was found to be sound and legally compliant in February 2021. The Local Planning Authority then produced and published a final version of the Local Plan.
Councillor Dan Marcus, Lead Member for Planning and Regulatory Services, said: “We’re pleased to be able to provide copies of the Local Plan for viewing at the venues listed above, increasing the community’s access to this important document. If you haven’t already viewed the plan, which sets out how development should take place across the islands until 2030, I encourage you to pop in and have a look. Our Local Plan has gone through a very thorough public consultation process, involving extensive engagement with residents and a wide range of stakeholders. Not only does the plan strengthen our hand at facilitating the right development in the right locations, but also gives us impetus to move towards a sustainable future, whilst protecting our very special environment.”