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Falmouth Neighbourhood Development Plan

Falmouth Town Council agreed to develop a Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish at a town council meeting. The webpage sets out information about the Falmouth Neighbourhood Development Plan. 

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

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The Falmouth Neighbourhood Development Plan can not proceed to Referendum until 6 May 2021 or the current circumstances change due to the Covid-19 crisis as set out by Central Government.  

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

The Falmouth Neighbourhood Development Plan has been successful at examination. The independent examiner appointed was Andrew Ashcroft. The NDP information was sent to the exmainer on 18 October 2019 and the examiner issued the final examination report to Cornwall Council on 19 December 2019. 

Some initial questions from the Examiner, with the response from the Falmouth NDP Town Council can be seen below:

The Falmouth Neighbourhood Development Plan was formally submitted to Cornwall Council on 15 July 2019.

Cornwall Council has consulting residents and other interested stakeholders on the plan for the Falmouth Parish area. The Consultation ran for six weeks from Thursday 5 September to 17 October 2019. Representations could be submitted through the  online planning register (Planning application number PA19/00022/NDP).

The plan proposal includes a copy of a map and statement which identifies the area to which the proposed Neighbourhood Development Plan relates; a consultation statement; the proposed Neighbourhood Development Plan, a statement explaining how the proposed Neighbourhood Development Plan meets the requirements of paragraph 8 of Schedule 4B to the 1990 Act (the Basic Conditions Statement) and an Equalities Statement.

Copies of the documents were available to view at the following locations: 

  • The Dracaena Centre, Dracaena Avenue, Falmouth, TR11 2ER
  • Falmouth Town Council, The old Post Office, The Moor, Falmouth, TR11 3QA
  • Falmouth Library, Municipal Offices, The Moor, Falmouth TR11 3QA
  • Princess Pavilion, 41 Melvill Road, Falmouth, TR11 4AR
  • The Poly, 24 Church Street, Falmouth, TR11 3EG
  • Westover Doctors Surgery, Western Terrace, Falmouth, TR11 4QJ
  • Woodlane Surgery, Trelawney Road, Falmouth, TR11 3GP

The documents can be downloaded below:

Falmouth Town Council submitted a revised letter and map on 11 May 2017. This was to designate the Parish boundary as the Neighbourhood Area for their Plan. A copy of the documents can be downloaded below:

Falmouth Town Council submitted a letter and map to designate their Neighbourhood Area. This was originally submitted on 17 November 2014. Cornwall Council consulted residents and other interested stakeholders on the designation. The consultation ran between 28 November 2014 and 9 January 2015. Copies of the application letter and statement were made available to view during the six week consultation. The statement explains how the Town Council and Neighbourhood Area met the conditions of Section 61G(2) of the Town And Country Planning Act 1990. Documents were made available from Falmouth One Stop Shop. Copies of the documents can be downloaded below:

For further information please see the Falmouth Neighbourhood Plan website