Change will inevitably come to our community. We cannot stop this, but we can build a consensus view to shape this change so that it improves life and economic prospects here.
A Neighbourhood Plan will be part of the Isle of Wight’s statutory Island Plan and when developments are agreed or turned down, the Brighstone Parish Neighbourhood Plan will have to be considered.
It may contain a vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities, or allocation of key sites for specific development types.
Policies may specify sites to be protected and enhanced (eg environmental assets or areas of landscape character)
It may deal with a wide range of social, economic and environmental issues (such as housing, employment, heritage and transport) or it may focus on one or two issues only.
Feb 2014 Housing Survey
June 2014 Residents Survey Business Survey Youth Survey
Oct / Nov 2014 Consultation Days
Summer 2015 Comments invited on draft Neighbourhood Plan
Autumn 2015 IW Council consult on Plan
Early 2016 Independent examination IW Council referendum. Adoption if 50% agree
The following national resources provided by Locality explain more about Neighbourhood Planning:
The IOW Council Neighbourhood Planning resources including plans for other parishes are available at:
The Brighstone Parish Neighbourhood Plan must conform with the strategic policies of the local development plan, which for the Island is the Island Plan Core Strategy: