There is no done deal with the company behind plans for an asphalt plant for Cowes, that is the assurance from the councillor in charge of roads.
It comes the day after the 25 year Highways PFI contract was officially signed between Vinci Concessions and the local authority.
Vinci is the parent company of Eurovia Roadstone, which wants to build the controversial asphalt plant to service the PFI at Medina Wharf.
Critics have questioned the relationship between the two projects.
But Councillor Edward Giles, cabinet member responsible for highways and transport, told IW Radio that the two projects are being kept entirely separate: "Our planning officers are being very rigorous in assessing this application. They have been demanding further information from the applicants, before they let it go to committee.
"It will be carried out entirely properly, in accordance with planning law, as a quasi-judicial process - there is no done deal here. Planning permission will only be granted if it is in accordance with planning law, planning policy and the planning committee are absolutely satisfied that it's reasonable to grant them planning permission. I've no idea what the planning committee is going to decide - that's entirely a matter for them and they must decide that," Cllr Giles concluded.