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Development Plan

Introduction

The Island Development Plan provides the framework which guides all new development. The intention is for this ‘Development Plan’ to be made up of an Isle of Man Strategic Plan and one or more Area Plans. The framework is currently made up of the Isle of Man Strategic Plan 2016, the Area Plan for the South, the 1982 Development Plan and a number of Local Plans. In time, the 1982 Plan and the remaining Local Plans will be replaced by new Area Plans. All statutory Plans are approved by Tynwald.

Strategic Plan

The Isle of Man Strategic Plan 2016 (approved by Tynwald on 15 March 2016) replaces the Isle of Man Strategic Plan 2007 (see archived documents). The Strategic Plan sets out the general policies for the development of and use of land across the Island. It provides an Island wide policy framework. These policies are considered when assessing planning applications and when preparing Area Plans and other policy documents. 

The Strategic Plan can be downloaded from the webpage: www.gov.im/strategicplanning 

Local and Area Plans

A series of more detailed site specific proposals are set out in the Area Plan for the South and a number of Local Plans. Many of the Local Plans date back to the 1990's and work is underway to replace them with new Area Plans which cover a larger geographical area than the traditional Local Plan. The first of these, the Area Plan for the South, was approved by Tynwald in 2013 and is now in operation in the South of the Island.

The Local and Area Plans which are in operation are summarised in the table below and the map which is available to download from this page.

AreaDate approved

Peel

1989

Braddan

1991

Kirk Michael

1994

Douglas

1998

Ramsey

1998

Foxdale

1999

St John's

1999

Sulby

1999

Onchan

2000

Laxey and Lonan

2005

Area Plan for the South

2013

The Local Plans can be downloaded from the webpage: www.gov.im/localplans

The Area Plan for the South can be downloaded from the webpage: www.gov.im/TAPS

The 1982 Development Plan

The 1982 Development Plan is still in force for areas where there is no Local or Area Plan. It can be downloaded from the webpage: www.gov.im/1982DP  



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