The aim of Development Control is to ensure that the pattern and nature of proposed development on the Island falls within policies set out in the Island Plan Core Strategy and follows Central Government legislation and guidance as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework.

The section is supported by a comprehensive Administration Team with front-line enquiries being answered by the Customer Information Team.

Development Control is the collective name for three main services:


Development Control (Planning Applications)
The Development Control section is made of up 2 main groups:

Key Regeneration Area Team
Rural Area Team

Each Area Team is made up of Officers responsible for Planning Applications in specific areas on the Island, or with specific types of application i.e. proposed major developments.

The Enforcement Team is responsible for investigating breaches of Planning Legislation and taking any necessary enforcement action.

The Appeals Team is responsible for any Planning Applications which are currently going through the appeals system.


Contact Details

Development Control
Seaclose Offices
Fairlee Road
Isle of Wight
PO30 2QS

Tel: 01983 823552

Fax: 01983 823563

Email address: [email protected]

Page last updated on: 10/05/2012