The Public Inquiry into the Draft Area Plan for the East was held between the 10th September and the 2nd of October 2019 in which an independent inspector was appointed to hold the inquiry. 

After reviewing all of the information the independent Inspector’s Report has been received and will be available to view online at 9am Friday 6th December.

The report can be viewed online on the Government website:

Or, paper copies can be viewed at:

Tynwald Library, Ground Floor, Legislative Buildings, Finch Road, Douglas

Cabinet Office, 3rd Floor Government Office, Bucks Road, Douglas IM1 3PN

What Happens Next?

The Planning Policy Team is currently assessing the recommendations and implications of the Inspector’s Report with a view to report back to the Department. The Department will then determine if any changes should be made to the Plan in light of the Inspector’s Report.

Any updates will be available on the government website.    

Queries regarding the report or further information can be sought from the Planning Appeals Secretary by contacting or on 685204


The Planning Policy Team by contacting or on 686 758