Neighbourhood Planning

Brighstone Neighbourhood Development Plan

Results of Referendum

A referendum asking 'Do you want Isle of Wight Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Brighstone Parish to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?' was held in the parish of Brighstone on 15 September 2016.

The result of the referendum was:

  • Yes - 293 (90.43%)
  • No - 31 (9.57%)

The turnout was 22.56%.

View the Declaration of Result of Poll by clicking here (PDF, 69KB, 1 page).

Following the positive result in the referendum, the Isle of Wight Council 'made' (brought into force) the Brighstone Neighbourhood Development Plan as part of the Isle of Wight Council's development plan on 19 September 2016.

The 'made' Brighstone Neighbourhood Development Plan can be viewed by clicking here (PDF, 1.86MB, 72 pages).

The plan is accompanied by the following documents:

The Final Decision Statement can be viewed by clicking here (PDF, 118KB, 2 pages) and the Environmental Statement by clicking here (PDF, 151KB, 3 pages).

Paper copies of the 'made' Brighstone Neighbourhood Development Plan and the Final Decision Statement are available to view during advertised opening hours at:

  • Planning Reception, Seaclose Offices, Fairlee Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2QS
  • Brighstone Community Library, North Street, Brighstone, Isle of Wight, PO30 4AX

Isle of Wight Council Decision and Referendum Information

On 9 June 2016 the council's executive agreed to proceed to a referendum on the draft Brighstone Neighbourhood Development Plan. As required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations, a decision statement (PDF, 175KB, 8 pages) was published.

The council also published an information statement (PDF, 2.27MB, 2 pages), which set out information relating to the referendum, and the following documents:

The council also published a notice of referendum (PDF, 61KB, 1 page) and a notice of poll (PDF, 62KB, 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 which is available to view by clicking here (PDF, 166KB, 18 pages).

Further Correspondence with the Examiner

The Isle of Wight Council and Brighstone Parish Council provided the examiner with a joint response to a request for information. The original request and the joint response can be found by clicking here (PDF, 48KB, 2 pages).

Submission of plan proposal to examination (Regulation 17)

The Isle of Wight Council, with the agreement of Brighstone Parish Council, has appointed Mr John Slater BA (Hons) PG Dip MRTPI as the independent examiner to undertake the examination into the proposed Brighstone Neighbourhood Development Plan.

The documents formally submitted to the examiner are those listed under Publicity Consultation (Regulation 16) below, along with:

Publicity Consultation (Regulation 16)

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

You can view a copy of the documents below:

The consultation ran from Friday 22 January to Monday 7 March 2016 and further information can be found in the Regulation 16 Notice (PDF, 86.89KB, 1 page).


The Isle of Wight Council has designated the Brighstone Neighbourhood Plan Area under Section 61G of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) and this was advertised on 4 October 2013.

You can view a copy of the designated area below:

Further information can be found on the Brighstone Parish Council website.