Planning Applications & Guidance

The following applications will be considered at our Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday, 7th May 2019, 6.30pm Village Hall.

To view the Draft Island Planning Strategy, please follow the below link.
Draft Island Planning Strategy

To view the two SHLAA sites contained in the plan, please follow the below links.
SHLAA Site Assessments – Deliverable  SHLAA Site Assessments – Developable

To view Bembridge Parish Council’s response to the Island Planning Strategy, please follow the below link.
Bembridge Parish Council Response

Parish and town councils are a statutory consultee in the Planning Process under the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 schedule 1 para 8 and makes recommendations on Planning applications.  The Isle of Wight Council are the Local Planning Authority who makes the decisions on planning applications. Sometimes applicants are unhappy with the decisions made by the Isle of Wight Council and they can lodge an appeal which is dealt with by the Planning Inspectorate.

The Parish Council makes its recommendations based upon the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), the Local Development Framework known as the Island Plan Core Strategy, material considerations and supplementary planning documents. The Village Design Statement has been adopted by the Isle of Wight Council as a supplementary planning document.

Useful links as follows:-

NPPF :  Click Here

Island Plan:  Click Here

Bembridge Village Design Statement: Click Here

Bembridge Neighbourhood Development Plan: Click Here

Planning Inspectorate: Click Here

A guide how to respond to planning applications, Click Here

The Parish Councils Planning Committee meets fortnightly to consider planning applications and make recommendations. Members of the public are welcome to attend. There will be up to 15 minutes for members of the public to speak on items on the agenda. Future meeting dates are as follows:-

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The planning applications are available for inspection 2-weeks before the committee meetings in the Parish Office 5 Foreland Road, Bembridge 9.30am-12.30pm Monday to Friday. Alternatively, all applications are available on the Isle of Wight Council website