Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood Planning allows people to come together through a local parish or town council and say where they think new houses, businesses and shops should go, and what they should look like. These Neighbourhood Plans can be very simple, or go into considerable detail.

Cornwall Council’s Neighbourhood Planning Toolkit is intended to help communities decide whether to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan and sets out what steps should be followed to prepare a plan that reflects what the community wants to achieve.

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You can find information about the individual Plans being developed across Cornwall, guide notes and templates to help you when developing a plan and information about the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations and legal requirements. Please use the boxes below to find out more information.

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has recently commissioned and published a report on Neighbourhood Planning. The NALC report for neighbourhood planning article looks at how the findings of the report relate to neighbourhood planning in Cornwall.

Cornwall Council has issued a briefing note: Understanding the Crantock decision.


You will find information about the different stages of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan and what is involved by using a step by step guide.

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You will find the latest information on Neighbourhood Planning in Cornwall and information about the individual neighbourhood plans being developed.

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Information on the current Neighbourhood Plan Proposal Consultations, Neighbourhood Planning Examinations and Referendums and guidance to help you meet the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations and legal requirements

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To help you through the Neighbourhood Planning process, guidance notes have been produced covering a range of topics and some templates. 

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