Falmouth Neighbourhood Development Plan

In 2014, Falmouth Town Council agreed to develop a Neighbourhood Plan for the area at a Town Council Meeting. This webpage provides you with information on the Falmouth Neighbourhood Development Plan.

Plan Proposal Statutory Consultation

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

Falmouth Town Council has submitted their plan proposal to Cornwall Council for their designated Neighbourhood Development Plan Area, in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

Cornwall Council is consulting residents and other interested stakeholders on the plan for the Falmouth Parish area. The Consultation will run for six weeks from Thursday 5 September to 17 October 2019. You can comment by email to neighbourhoodplanning@cornwall.gov.uk, by entering the Neighbourhood Planning application number PA19/00022/NDP into the online planning register or by sending us your response in writing to the address below.

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 are 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:

Please make any representations to the Council by 17 October 2019. If you wish to send your comments in writing please send them to:

The Head Planning and Sustainable Development (Neighbourhood Planning)
Cornwall Council
3rd Floor North
Zone B
Pydar House
Pydar Street

Following the 6 week consultation period, the representations will be collated and sent for independent examination. You may also request to be notified of the local planning authority’s decision under Regulation 19 (the outcome of the independent examination of the plan.) If the Examiner believes that the Neighbourhood Plan meets all of its requirements a referendum will take place which will allow residents to decide whether the Neighbourhood Plan should be used by the Council to determine planning applications in the Falmouth area.

The data is collected by Cornwall Council as the data controller in accordance with the data protection principles contained within the Data Protection Act 1998.  The information you provide will be used for the preparation of the Neighbourhood Plan and associated planning policy guidance documents.  Full comments, including addresses will also be available to view by any interested party upon request.  Regulation 17 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 requires all representations received by Cornwall Council to be submitted to the Examiner.  All personal information collected by Cornwall Council is held safely in a secure environment and will be kept in accordance with our retention policy. All correspondence will be kept for up to 4 years from adoption of the plan.  At which point all correspondence will be deleted. By submitting your response you are agreeing to these conditions.  If you have any concerns regarding the processing of your data, please contact the Neighbourhood Planning team on 0300 1234 151 or Neighbourhoodplanning@cornwall.gov.uk.

For more information, please read our full privacy policy.

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