The Bay Place Plan
The development of the Bay Place Plan began in the Spring of 2023, with a view to providing a shared vision and action plan that supports our local communities. This is a partnership project which seeks to unite Sandown with Lake and Shanklin, whilst recognising the distinct challenges and opportunities in each location and celebrating the unique characteristics.
The tri-consortium of Feria Urbanism, Støriie and the Place Bureau, were appointed to develop the plan having presented an exciting and inspired consultancy application to representatives from the partnership councils earlier this year. The group undertook local research and horizon scanning to understand the work that has already been done on local plans and learn about ongoing projects impacting the area.
Final Bay Place Plan
The town and parish councils of Sandown, Shanklin and Lake, in partnership with the Isle of Wight Council, formally launched the Bay Area Place Plan at a public meeting at the Broadway Centre, Sandown on the 8th January 2024.
The 98-page report comprises three main sections: principles and values, spatial strategy and themes and topics, including highlighting potential investment and civic opportunities for the three Bay area communities.
The place plan sets out its aims and objectives that focus around engagement and empowerment, strategic thinking, economic growth, infrastructure investment, quality of life for residents and visitors, and securing funds.
Think Space July 2023
The Three-Day Think Space held in July was considered a big success. The Project Team now have a wealth of information to review and process as it prepares the Bay Area Place Plan. You can find images from the event and a copy of the final slideshow as shared at the end of the three days below. More information to follow soon.
Think Space Presentation (July 2023)
Think Space Pre-Event Materials Presentation (July 2023)
As Chair of the Parish Council, it’s fantastic news that the long overdue work on a Place Plan has now started. It needs to reflect what we as residents of Lake, want to see for the future of our Town and the Bay as a whole. During the public consultations, I would really encourage everyone to make sure you have your say. All ideas are welcomed and will help ensure it is our plan, for our Town. The exact times will be advertised on our website, or please contact our Clerk.
Cllr Paul Brading