About the Inquiry

The appointed Inspector is Brian J Sims BSc (Hons) CEng MICE MRTPI.

He has been a member of the Isle of Man Panel of Independent Inspectors for planning appeals since 2016 and also has many years experience of local plan inquiries in England.

The Programme Officer is Mr Andy Johnstone, assisted by Mr Andrew Joyce and Mrs Lorna Milestone of the Cabinet Office (CABO).

They are administrators, independent of the CABO Planning Policy Team responsible for the preparation of the APNW. The PO team manages the Inquiry under the direction of the Inspector and acts as a central point of contact for all parties. Neither the Planning Policy Team nor Respondents communicate directly with the Inspector outside the Inquiry sessions.

The Programme Officer team can be contacted as follows:

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




Mr Andy Johnstone 01624 685204
Mr Andrew Joyce 01624 685280
Mrs Lorna Milestone 01624 685994

Office hours

Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm