Neighbourhood planning in Cornwall

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

Neighbourhood Plan Proposals 

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

Looe Parish and Linkinhorne Parish NDP's have been submitted. The Plans are going through the legal compliance check prior to the Reg 16 consultations. 

Neighbourhood Plan Examinations

45 examinations have been held with another 2 currently undergoing examination.

  • Calstock NDP is at Examination. The independent examiner is Deborah McCann. 
  • St Austell Bay Parish NDP is at Examination. The independent examiner is Liz Beth. 

Neighbourhood Plan Referendums

38 referendums have been held and all were successful.

Please note:
All Neighbourhood Planning Referendums are postponed until further notice.

All Referendums have been postponed until at least 6th May 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Plans awaiting Referendum currently carry significant weight in decision making. This will affect the following parishes:

  • St Clement                 
  • Ludgvan
  • St Enoder 
  • Falmouth 
  • St Endellion 
  • St Cleer
  • Lanteglos by Fowey 
  • Camelford 
  • Budock 
  • Calstock 
  • Penryn 
  • Tywardreath and Par 

Made Neighbourhood Plans

There are 38 made neighbourhood plans in Cornwall.

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 monthly e-bulletin. This provides the latest information and advice for local Council's developing 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

To find out more information about each individual plan, please email

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