about planning and development isle of wight

About the Planning & Development Hub

The Hub is not one business, but many, bringing together experience, knowledge and personalities that complement every client, every situation and every eventuality; whatever your objective, we can help to make it happen.

Phil Salmon

Phil Salmon

Town Planning Consultant
Tel: 07505 018042

Phil Salmon has been committed to a career in Town Planning since 1985 and has been a full member of the Royal Town Planning Institute for over 21 years. Much of his time has been spent working for local authorities in development control, policy planning, and regeneration. He has developed skills in the interpretation and application of regulations, negotiation with stakeholders, and consultation with the community. During his 13 years at Portsmouth City Council, Phil attained the level of Regeneration Projects Team Leader and oversaw the determination of the authority’s major regeneration projects. These included the development of the Somerstown Regeneration Project, an inner city housing and urban village renewal scheme. This came after spells at Gosport Borough Council, Hampshire, and MSJ Keys Young, a Sydney based architectural firm, where in 1990, he was involved in the drawing up of the initial masterplan for Homebush Bay, Sydney’s Olympic sports venues and village site.

More recently, Phil worked at the Isle of Wight Council for 8 years, where he held the position of Deputy Head of Planning Services overseeing the Development Control, Planning Appeals, and Enforcement. He had a key role influencing policy direction and strategic planning decision-making. Since moving back into the private sector in 2013, he has taken up an approach which emphasises his objective of seeking to achieve the right planning outcomes which are based on sound judgement, the meeting of development needs, and reducing risk for investors and developers wishing to deliver effective change.

Phil has recently been dealing with the development of Island Harbour, a marina based leisure and holiday location, promoting major holiday development projects, and acting as planning agent for a number of key major housing schemes, including the provision of first time buyer homes in Oxfordshire, and the promotion of self-build and local  builder community housing schemes on the Island. He has been championing the benefits of projects through the complexities of the planning system, to achieve the right outcome for both people and places.

Simon Craddock

Simon Craddock

MA MSc BSc (Hons)
Tel: 07785 709113

Simon’s academic background includes a BSc in Leisure Resource Management, an MSc in Ecotourism and an MA in Town & Country Planning. At present, he is a Licentiate Member of the RTPI. Simon is keen on exploring human interaction and the built environment; his dissertation and thesis were on ‘design against crime’ in leisure buildings and residential properties, whilst his MSc Ecotourism thesis explored the process of changing cultures on a local, national and multinational level with respect to tourism policy.

Involvement in projects include:

Bucks Farm, Shorwell – A barn conversion into three units of holiday accommodation
Hamstead Farm, Yarmouth – change of use for tourism camp site (5 safari tents)
Skinners Farm, Northwood – change of use for tourism purposes and siting of 3 mobile homes
Havenstreet Stream Railway Station – change of use for the relocation of Haven Falconry, as well as the additional Train Story experience
Securing planning permission for many householder extensions, alterations and new units across the Isle of Wight.

Having been born on the Island, apart from university (and taking some time out to travel) Simon has lived on the Island all of his life and is raising his own family because of the great qualities that the Island offers.

Simon is really excited to be part of a new and progressive company and considers that with such a diverse range of skills, personalities and experiences, the Planning & Development Hub will provide a first rate, user friendly service which can offer a great quality product to the entire planning sector, whether a single householder, commercial or major developer.

Christopher Scott

Christopher Scott

Dip Est Man MRICS
Chartered Surveyor
Tel: 07775 441819

Christopher Scott has worked on the Isle of Wight since 1984, working as a Chartered Surveyor and Development Consultant in bringing forward a variety of small to large commercial and residential schemes. He enjoys working with a multi-disciplined team to bring the right results for the client as a measure of success. He assists in site finding, planning, project management and has delivered projects on the Island such as:-

Number One The Parade, Cowes (the most expensive residential scheme ever built on the Isle of Wight)
Regatta House, Cowes
The New World Sailing Centre facility
Langley Court, Newport
The Cinema site, Newport
Millcourt, Newport
Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Yarmouth
Langtry Place, Cowes

….to name a few.

Christopher Scott likes to employ a creative and innovative approach to planning and development, and to assist in the whole process from start to finish. He has a long and good working relationship with the Local Planning Department and Council alike. He believes the right approach is the correct approach.

Jackie Realey

Jackie Realey

Administrator and Research Assistant

Jackie Realey has joined the Planning & Development Hub having spent the majority of her professional career working in the Isle of Wight Planning Department. She has been Personal Assistant to 4 chief Planning Officers on the Island, and therefore is totally immersed in the planning system and how it works. Jackie has a very good understanding of the development process and policy. She joins the Planning & Development Hub as an Administrator and Research Assistant, adding to the planning and development experience within the Hub as it currently exists.