The Parish Council is consulted for its views on all planning applications made within the Parish.  These are discussed at the monthly meeting, or when required, in a mid-month Planning Committee meeting (comprising all Council members):  in either case, applicants are welcome to attend and may speak if they wish.  The Parish Council then makes a recommendation to the planning authority.  Planning applications within the Parish can be viewed on the Isle of Wight Council website by clicking here.

The Parish Council has also committed a great deal of time to more proactive planning for the development and amenities in the Parish.  A Parish Plan was produced in 2004 and in 2009 the Action Plan was reviewed and a revised plan was produced.  A village Design Statement, which focused mainly on the landscape and built environment, was produced in 2008.  Consideration is being given in 2013 to the production of a Neighbourhood Plan under the Localism Act 2011.  Download Brighstone Parish Village Design Statement

The Parish Council made formal application to undertake a Neighbourhood Plan on 25th July 2013, with the plan covering the same geographical area as that served by the Parish Council.  Click here to view the  Neighbourhood Plan Application Letter. The Isle of Wight Council has now announced that it has designated the Brighstone Neighbourhood Area under Section 61G of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) and this was advertised on 4 October 2013.

Revisions to Blanchards Planning Application
Details of the recent revisions by the applicant to the current planning application on Blanchards, together  with the latest reply from Brighstone Parish Council following their recent Extraordinary Meeting, can be read by clicking HERE.  Look for the last item under Agendas (Full Council) for links to these documents.
We believe that individual comments may also be sent in to the Planning Department by local parishioners should they wish and that these will still be accepted.