St Stephen By Launceston Rural Neighbourhood Development Plan

St Stephens by Launceston Rural Parish Council agreed to develop a Neighbourhood Plan for the area at a Parish Council Meeting. This page provides you with information on the St Stephens by Launceston Rural Neighbourhood Development Plan.

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

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The Referendum for the St Stephen by Launceston Rural Neighbourhood Development Plan was held on Thursday 14 November 2019. The Plan was successful at Referendum and the result was:

  • Number cast in favour of a 'Yes' : 110 (85%)
  • Number cast in favour of a 'No' : 19 (14.7%)


The St Stephen by Launceston Rural Neighbourhood Plan Examination has been completed. The independent examiner appointed to carry out the examination was Martin Lee. The neighbourhood plan went to examination on 18 March 2019 and Cornwall Council recieved the Examiners report on 1 August 2019. 

The documents can be downloaded below: 

Cornwall Council is consulting residents and other interested stakeholders on the plan for the St Stephens by Launceston area. The consultation ran between Wednesday 30 January 2019 and Wednesday 13 March 2019.  During the consultation you could comment by emailing us at , by typing the Neighbourhood Planning application number PA19/00004/NDP into the online planning register, or sending us your response in writing to the address below.

The plan proposal included 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 (Basic Conditions Statement) and an evidence base (available online).

Copies of the documents were available to view online through Cornwall Council’s website, and hard copies were available to view at Langore Village Hall, Launceston Library, and Homeleigh Garden Centre.

Copies of the documents can also be viewed below:

St Stephens by Launceston Rural Parish Council submitted an application and map to designation their Neighbourhood Area. This was submitted on 25 November 2015. Cornwall Council consulted residents and other interested stakeholders on the designation. The consultation ran between 3 December 2015 and 21 January 2016. Copies of the application letter and statement were made available to view during the six week consultation period. The statement explains how the Parish Council and Neighbourhood Area met the conditions of Section 61G(2) of the Town And Country Planning Act 1990. Documents were available from Launceston Library and One Stop Shop. Copies of the documents are available to download below:

For further information please see the St Stephens by Launceston Rural Neighbourhood Plan website.