Plans to build 12 commercial units and an aviation museum on land next to the Isle of Wight Airport in Sandown could create 500 new jobs.

An application has been submitted to the Isle of Wight Council by Island Airports for a new development between Scotchells Brook Lane and Newport Road — the Sandown Employment Park.

The revised application has been scaled down after a previous application was refused last year, due to a lack of information about the impact of traffic. Concerns were also raised about inadequate footway links and pedestrian crossings, and that it would be detrimental to the rural character of the area.

Those issues have been addressed in the new application, which describes the development as ‘a major job-creating and economic investment opportunity with significant positive regeneration benefits.’

It is proposed the largely two-storey buildings will be used as office space for businesses, with 246 parking spaces, bike sheds and green roof spaces.

Comments on the application can be made on the council’s website until November 22.