Comprehensive Plan Update


Where and How Should We Grow?

We have wrapped up the second series of public forum meetings on Envisioning the Isle. We had great participation in our second round of public forums. That participation along with the surveys received provided information vital to creating a plan that will meet the needs of the County’s residents. The summary, analysis, and info-graphics of all information received can be viewed on the Public Forum #2 page.

Our Facebook Poll has closed and the votes are in, your comprehensive plan will be titled Envisioning the Isle. Thank you to our naming contest winner Leigh Abbott of Smithfield and everyone who suggested a name and took the time to vote. 

This website is intended to serve as the source for all the information you may need related to the Isle of Wight County Comprehensive Plan Update. Whether you want to view the current plan, learn about what a Comprehensive Plan is, view upcoming opportunities to provide your input, take our current survey, or get in touch with us about the plan and process you can do it here. Our goal is to provide you the information you need to make informed decisions as you provide your input during the development of the plan.

We plan to keep the site updated with new information as we move through the process. We will also be using the County social media accounts to put out updated information as well. Please like the County Facebook Page or Follow the County Twitter for updates. We also have both linked to this page for easy access and information.

Development of the Comprehensive Plan is estimated to take 18 to 24 months but may take longer as your input guides our process, we will try to adhere to the timeline as follows:

  • June 1, 2017 – Joint Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors Meeting – 6:00 PM in the Robert C. Claud Sr. Board Room at the Isle of Wight County Courthouse Complex.
  • June and July 2017 – Public Forum #1
  • August 2017 – Summary of Public Forum #1
  • September to December 2017 – Development of Land Use Scenarios
  • January and February 2018 – Public Forum #2
  • March 2018 – Summary of Public Forum #2
  • April and May 2018 – Development and Refinement of Preferred Land Use Scenarios
  • August 2018 – Public Forum #3
  • September 2018 – Summary of Public Forum #3
  • October 2018 to March 2019 – Final Land Scenario and Draft Plan Development, Editing, and Comment Period
  • April 2019 – Community Input and Planning Commission Public Hearing
  • May 2019 – Community Input and Board of Supervisors Public Hearing


The Isle of Wight County Fair is celebrating 25 years. This year, and will be holding a special recognition ceremony for all past Fair Committee Chairs on Friday, September 14 at 6:30 pm on the Duke Automotive Stage.

Please contact Jenilee Hallman if you are a past Fair Committee Chairperson and would like to participate in the celebration, and for your free admission ticket to join us on stage for the ceremony. She can be reached at 757-357-5959 or by email at
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