Planning Applications

Planning Applications

We receive many enquiries about the process for obtaining and objecting to planning applications. To aid your understanding we would like to offer the following information:-

Planning Permission

This is a function of the Planning and Building Control Directorate of the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) (not Onchan District Commissioners)
Onchan District Commissioners will receive a copy of all planning applications relevant to the Onchan District.

Information regarding making a planning application can be found at: Planning Applications.


All planning applications are published by the Planning and Building Control Directorate on their website, click public access to planning applications .  Also a yellow notice should be displayed at the site.
Viewing Plans

Anyone wishing to view the proposals can do so by either:-

attending the Planning and Building Control Directorate, Murray House, Mount Havelock, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 2SF; or
attending the Onchan District Commissioners Offices, Hawthorn Villa, 79 Main Road, Onchan, IM3 1RD; or
online public access to planning applications


It would be encouraged for any comment you may wish to make should be directed to within 21 days of the application being published or comment can be made via

Contact Details for Planning and Building Control Directorate 

Telephone:+44 1624 685950