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:
- Draft Bembridge Neighbourhood Development Plan (PDF, 1.12MB, 68 pages)
- Independent examiner's report (PDF, 844.97KB, 22 pages)
- Summary of representations submitted to the examiner (PDF, 103.77KB, 6 pages)
- Basic condition statement (PDF, 33.37KB, 1 page)
- Statement setting out general information on town and country planning and neighbourhood planning (PDF, 58.24KB, 2 pages)
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
SubDoc1 Proposed Bembridge Neighbourhood Development Plan Document
SubDoc2 Proposed Revised Policies – Resulting from formal consultation draft responses
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.