Neighbourhood planning activity in Cornwall

There are 212 Parish and Town Councils in Cornwall. 140 parishes are engaged in the different stages of the Neighbourhood Planning process. 140 Neighbourhood Areas are designated. 

The Neighbourhood Planning Activity Map was last updated in December 2022. It shows the current stages of Neighbourhood Plans in Cornwall.  The information below sets out: 

  • Made Neighbourhood Plans
  • the latest information on Neighbourhood Plans being progressed in Cornwall.

Made Neighbourhood Plans

There are a number of made Neighbourhood Development Plans in Cornwall.

Full list of Made Neighbourhood PlansPlans in progress

Current Applications for Designation

Recent applications by town or parish councils to designate their neighbourhood plan area will be published here. There will also be: 

  • a map showing the area that the designation relates to
  • contact details for the Qualifying Body

Designated Areas

These are areas whose application for designation has been approved by Cornwall Council. These groups are in the process of developing their plans but have not yet submitted them to Cornwall Council. You will be able to find more information on the progress of these plans by visiting the appropriate town or parish council website. Contact details can be found here: 

Names of Town and Parish Councils

  • Blisland
  • Bodmin
  • Botus Fleming
  • Callington
  • Camborne
  • Carlyon
  • Carn Brea
  • Cubert
  • Deviock
  • Dobwalls
  • Egloshayle (cluster with Wadebridge)
  • Forrabury and Minister
  • Gweek
  • Lancells
  • Lewannack
  • Mabe
  • Marazion
  • Marhamchurch
  • Mawgan in Pydar
  • Michaelstow
  • Pelynt
  • Penzance
  • Perranzabuloe
  • Poundstock
  • Probus
  • Redruth
  • Sennen
  • Sithney
  • St Blaise
  • St Breock (cluster with Wadebridge)
  • St Columb Major
  • St Day
  • St Dennis
  • St Gennys
  • St Germans
  • St Gluvias (now Ponsanooth)
  • St Goran
  • St Hilary
  • St Keverne
  • St Levan
  • St Mabyn
  • St Mellion
  • St Merryn
  • St Neot
  • St Newlyn East
  • St Stephen in Brannell
  • St Teath
  • St Tudy
  • St Veep
  • St Winnow
  • Stithians
  • Stoke Climsland
  • Tintagel
  • Torpoint
  • Tresmeer
  • Treverbyn
  • Wadebridge
  • Week St Mary
  • Wendron
  • Werrington


Neighbourhood Plan Proposals 

Plans listed here are at Regulation 16 consultation.  To view plan proposals and make your comment, please follow the links:

  • Mabe Parish NDP - PA22/00007/NDP – Regulation 16 public consultation Wednesday 30 November 2022 to Tuesday 17 January 2023.

Neighbourhood Plan Examinations

You can view documents on the Online Planning Register.  Please search for their planning application numbers: 


Proposed Modification to Policy H1 of the Plan

The hearing into the Truro and Kenwyn Neighbourhood Plan Revision took place on the 9 November 2022. After consideration, Examiner (Deborah McCann) has issued a proposed modification to policy H1 of the plan. The modification was necessary for the policy to meet the Basic Conditions as was modification of the accompanying text.  Other minor modifications were in the interest of clarity.

The Examiner has asked Cornwall Council to circulate the modified policy. It went to the Qualifying Body (Truro City Council) and Richard Grant of Origin3 (acting for Tregothnan Estates) for comment. You can view the proposed modification on the Online Planning Register - PA22/00006/NDP.

The deadline for comment is 5pm on the 9 December 2022.  Comments submitted via the Online Planning Register by the 5pm deadline will shared with the Examiner.  Comments submitted via email are no longer acceptable.

Neighbourhood Plan Referendums

63 referendums have been held.


The Breage Neighbourhood Development plan is going to referendum on 10 November 2022.


The Morval Neighbourhood Development Plan is going to referendum on 24 November 2022.


The Perranaworthal Neighbourhood Development plan is going to referendum on 10 November 2022.

St Wenn 

The St Wenn Neighbourhood Development Plan went to referendum on 8 September 2022.  A majority of residents that voted in the referendum voted against using the policies as part of the development plan in St Wenn.  This means that Cornwall Council will not make the plan and it will not be used to guide planning decisions in the St Wenn neighbourhood area.

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