Neighbourhood Planning

Bembridge Neighbourhood Development Plan

Results of Referendum

A referendum asking 'Do you want Isle of Wight Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Bembridge Parish to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?' was held in the parish of Bembridge on 24 July 2014.

The result of the referendum was:

  • Yes - 1,222 (91.88%)
  • No - 108 (8.12%)

The turnout was 39.35%.

View the Declaration of Result of Poll by clicking here (PDF, 36.25KB, 1 page).

Following the positive result in the referendum, the Isle of Wight Council 'made' (brought into force) the Bembridge Neighbourhood Plan as part of the Isle of Wight Council's development plan on 28 July 2014.

View the 'made' Bembridge Neighbourhood Development Plan by clicking here (PDF, 1.12MB, 68 pages).

View the Final Decision Statement by clicking here (PDF, 71.81KB, 2 pages) and the Environmental Statement by clicking here (PDF, 143.85KB, 3 pages).

A paper copy of the 'made' Bembridge Neighbourhood Development Plan and the Final Decision Statement are available to view during advertised opening hours at:

  • Customer Services, County Hall, High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD
  • Planning Reception, Seaclose Offices, Fairlee Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2QS
  • Bembridge Parish Council Offices, 5 Foreland Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5XN
  • Bembridge Community Library, Church Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5NA

Isle of Wight Council Decision and Referendum Information

On 10 June 2014 the council's executive agreed to proceed to a referendum on the draft Bembridge Neighbourhood Development Plan. As required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations, a decision statement (PDF, 132.53KB, 11 pages) has been published.

The council has also published an information statement (PDF, 2.08MB, 2pages), which sets out information relating to the referendum) and the following documents:

The council has also published a notice of referendum (PDF, 57.83KB, 1 page) and a notice of poll (PDF, 62.04KB, 1 page).

Receipt of the Examiner's Report

Following the examination, which was undertaken by written representations, the examiner provided the council with his report. The report is available to view by clicking here (PDF, 944.97KB, 22 pages).

The examiner recommended that the Bembridge Neighbourhood Development Plan proceed to referendum following a number of modifications and consideration being given to a number of suggested amendments.

Submission of plan proposal to examination (Regulation 17)

The Isle of Wight Council, with the consent of Bembridge Parish Council, has appointed Mr James Derounian BSc (Hons) MPhil MRTPI FHEA FILCM as the independent examiner to undertake the examination into the proposed Bembridge Neighbourhood Development Plan (BNDP).

The following information has been formally submitted to the examiner to start the examination process:

Submission covering letter to Mr Derounian from the Isle of Wight Council

BNDP documents

SubDoc1          Proposed Bembridge Neighbourhood Development Plan Document

SubDoc2          Proposed Revised Policies – Resulting from formal consultation draft responses

Consultation/Representation documents

SubDoc3          BNDP Consultation Statement

SubDoc4          BNDP Consultation Statement Appendix 1

SubDoc5          BNDP Consultation Statement Annex A

SubDoc6          BNDP Consultation Statement Appendix 2

SubDoc7          BNDP Consultation Statement Appendix 3

SubDoc8          Representations received during the Regulation 16 consultation period   

SubDoc9          Response to the official public consultation

SubDoc10        BNDP Regulation 16 Representations and comments

Basic Condition documents

SubDoc11        BNDP Basic Condition Statement

Sustainability Assessment documents

SubDoc12        BNDP Sustainability Appraisal Full Report 01.04.14

SubDoc13        BNDP Sustainability re-run for proposed schedule of changes

SubDoc14        BNDP Sustainability Appraisal Full Report

SubDoc15        BNDP Sustainability Appraisal Appendix 1

SubDoc16        BNDP Sustainability Appraisal Appendix 2

SubDoc17        BNDP Sustainability Appraisal Appendix 3

SubDoc18        BNDP Sustainability Appraisal Non-Technical Summary

Habitats Regulations Assessment documents

SubDoc19        BNDP HRA Screening Report 31.03.14

SubDoc20        BNDP Habitat Regulations Assessment Screening Report

Equality Impact Assessment documents

SubDoc21        BNDP Equality Impact Assessment

Other evidence/background documents

SubDoc22        Planning Practice Guidance Analysis

SubDoc23        BNDP Parking Assessment

SubDoc24        BNDP Parking Assessment Annex 1

SubDoc25        BNDP Parking Assessment Annex 2

SubDoc26        BNDP Parking Assessment Annex 3

SubDoc27        BNDP Local Green Space Audit

SubDoc28        BNDP Local Green Space Map

SubDoc29        BNDP Shops & Business Premises Audit

SubDoc30        BNDP Community Assets Audit

SubDoc31        BNDP Evidence Base Document

SubDoc32        BNDP Design Character Appraisal

SubDoc33        BNDP Delivery Strategy

Publicity Consultation (Regulation16)

The Isle of Wight Council consulted on the proposed Bembridge Neighbourhood Development Plan and supporting documents.

You can view a copy of the documents below:

The consultation ran from Friday 7th February until Monday 24th March 2014 and further information can be found in the Regulation 16 Notice (PDF, 55.77KB, 1 pages).


The Isle of Wight Council has designated the Bembridge Neighbourhood Area under Section 61G of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) and this was advertised on 1 June 2012.

You can view a copy of the designated area below:

Further information can be found on Bembridge Parish Council’s website.