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Neighbourhood Planning in Cornwall

There are 213 Parish and Town Councils in Cornwall and 137 are currently engaged in the different stages of the neighbourhood planning process. 125 Neighbourhood Areas are designated and this includes 5 cluster neighbourhood plans covering 17 parishes. The information below sets out the latest information on Neighbourhood Plans in Cornwall.

Neighbourhood Area Designations 

125 neighbourhood areas are designated across Cornwall.

No further neighbourhood area designations have been submitted to Cornwall Council. 

Neighbourhood Plan Proposals 

49 draft plan proposals have been formally submitted to Cornwall Council.

The Tywardreath and Par Parish NDP and the Portleven NDP have been formally submitted.  They are currently going through a legal complaince check.

These consultations are running for an extended twelve week period.  This is due to the national Covid 19 crisis. 

Neighbourhood Plan Examinations

42 examinations have been held with an additional 3 currently undergoing examination.

  • St Endellion is currently at examination. The independent examiner appointed is John Slater. 
  • Lanteglos by Fowey NDP is currently at examination. The independent examiner appointed is Deborah McCann. 
  • Camelford NDP is currently at examination. The independent examiner appointed is Deborah McCann. 
  • St Cleer NDP has been successful at examination. The Implementation date is 23 July 2020.
  • Falmouth NDP has been successful at examination. The Implementation date is 8 May 2020. 

Neighbourhood Plan Referendums

38 referendums have been held and all were successful.

All Neighbourhood Planning Referendums are postponed until further notice. For more information please see the press release.

  • St Clement, Ludgvan, Falmouth and St Enoder NDP Referendum's have been postponed until 6 May 2021 or until the current circumstances have changed due to the Covid-19 crisis. The Plan's currently carry significant weight in decison making. 
  • Lezant, Gwennap and Fowey NDP's were successful at Referendum on 27 February 2020. 

Regulations linked to the Coronavirus Act 2020 mean that no elections or referendums can take place until 6 May 2021. This includes neighourhood plan referendums. These provisions will be kept under review and may be amended or revoked in response to changing circumstances.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have updated planning guidance to set out that neighbourhood plans awaiting referendums can be given significant weight in decision-making.

Made Neighbourhood Plans

There are 38 made neighbourhood plans in Cornwall.

  • Gwennap NDP was formally made by Cornwall Council and the implementation date is 12 March 2020. 
  • Lezant NDP was formally made by Cornwall Council and the implementation date is 11 March 2020.
  • Fowey Parish NDP was formally made by Cornwall Council and the implementation date is 11 March 2020.

View a full list of the made Neighbourhood Plans.

Neighbourhood Planning Activity Map

We have produced the neighbourhood planning Activity Map. This shows the different stages neighbourhood plans are currently at in Cornwall.

Neighbourhood Planning Monthly E-Bulletin

The Council's Neighbourhood Planning Team produces a new monthly e-bulletin. This is aimed at Town and Parish Councils and Neighbourhood Planning Steering Groups across Cornwall. The e-bulletin will keep you updated with the latest news on Neighbourhood Plans in Cornwall. It will also provide any updates on the current consultations and legislation. If you would like to sign up to the e-bulletin please email neighbourhoodplanning@cornwall.gov.uk.

To find out more information about each individual plan, please use the tabs below. The list is in alphabetical order. It does not include plans where councils have not designated their Neighbourhood Area.