Neighbourhood Planning

Gurnard Neighbourhood Development Plan

Gurnard Neighbourhood Development Plan

Results of Referendum

A referendum asking 'Do you want Isle of Wight Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Gurnard Parish to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?' was held in the parish of Gurnard on 7 September 2017.

The result of the referendum was:

  • Yes – 390 (88.43%)
  • No - 51 (11.56%)
  • The turnout was 28.23%.


View the Declaration of Result of Poll by clicking here. (PDF, 67KB, 1 page)

Following the positive result in the referendum, the Isle of Wight Council 'made' (brought into force) the Gurnard Neighbourhood Development Plan as part of the Isle of Wight Council's development plan on 11 September 2017.

The 'made' Gurnard Neighbourhood Development Plan can be viewed by clicking here. (PDF, 1.61MB, 34 pages).

The Final Decision Statement can be viewed by clicking here (PDF, 230KB, 2 pages) and the Environmental Statement by clicking here. (PDF, 338KB, 3 pages)

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

  • Seaclose Offices Reception, Fairlee Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2QS. Please see opening times in the contact tab above.
  • Cowes Library, Beckford Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7SG. To view the library opening times please click here.


Isle of Wight Council Decision and Referendum Information

On 13 July 2017 the council's cabinet agreed to proceed to a referendum on the draft Gurnard Neighbourhood Development Plan, to view the cabinet record of decision document please click here. (PDF, 81KB, 8 pages). As required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations, a decision statement has been published, to view the decision statement please click here. (PDF, 233KB, 6 pages)

The council has also published an information statement, to view the statement please click here (PDF, 209KB, 2 pages). The statement sets out information relating to the referendum and the following documents:

The council has also published a notice of referendum, to view the document please click here (PDF, 62KB, 1 page) and a notice of poll to view the docuemnt please click here (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 her report which is available to view by clicking here (PDF, 452KB, 23 pages).

Further Correspondence with the Examiner

The Isle of Wight Council and Gurnard Parish Council provided the examiner with separate responses to a request for information. The original request and the Isle of Wight Council response can be found by clicking here (PDF, 51KB, 2 pages) and the attachment sent with the email can be found by clicking here (PDF, 307KB, 12 pages). The Gurnard Parish Council response was from the Planning Consultant which was agreed by members of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and can be found by clicking here (PDF, 476KB, 5 pages).

Submission of plan proposal to examination (Regulation 17)

The Isle of Wight Council, with the agreement of Gurnard Parish Council, has appointed Deborah McCann BSc MRICS MRTPI Dip Arch Con Dip LD as the independent examiner to undertake the examination into the proposed Gurnard Neighbourhood Development Plan.

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

Publicity Consultation (Regulation 16)

The Isle of Wight Council consulted on the proposed Gurnard Neighbourhood Development Plan and supporting documents which can be viewed below:

The consultation ran from 13 January to 27 February 2017 and further information can be found in the Regulation 16 Notice click here to view the document. (PDF, 88KB, 1 page).


The Isle of Wight Council has designated the Gurnard Neighbourhood Plan 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 the Gurnard Neighbourhood Plan website, click here  to view the website.