Local Plan (2015 - 2030)

The Local Plan is the statutory development plan for the Isles of Scilly and forms the basis for decisions on land use planning. You can read the Local Plan and the associated policy maps at the following links:

The Local Plan is also available to download in smaller sections (PDF) as follows:

  1. Cover 
  2. Foreword
  3. Introduction
  4. Spatial Portrait 
  5. Key Issues and Challenges
  6. Spatial Vision and Strategy
  7. Promoting a Sustainable Scilly - Policies SS1 - SS10
  8. Our Outstanding Environment - Policies OE1 - OE7
  9. Building a Strong Living Community - Policies LC1 - LC9
  10. Building a Strong Working Community - Policies WC1 - WC5
  11. Policies Map Isles of Scilly
  12. Policies Map St Mary's
  13. Policies Map - St Martins
  14. Policies Map - St Agnes
  15. Policies Map - Bryher
  16. Policies Map - Tresco
  17. Monitoring


Plan Preparation

The Authority received the Inspector's Report on 23rd February 2021. The report concluded that the Local Plan was 'sound' subject to a number of Main Modifications suggested by the Authority. It also set out the Inspector's findings on matters which were discussed during the examination hearing sessions held in January 2020.

Inspector's Report (including the schedule of main modifications).

Following receipt of the Inspector's Report the Authority formally adopted the Local Plan on 25th March 2021.

Further details relating to the examination process are available on the Local Plan Examination page and the Local Plan Examination Library page