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 on 1 February 2023. 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

Pentewan Valley

Ponsanooth (orginally St Gluvias)

St Gluvias Parish Council designated the St Gluvias neighbourhood area in 2016.  Following a boundary review, the parish boundary has changed.  To ensure that the neighbourhood area matches the parish area, Ponsanooth Parish Council (originally St Gluvias Parish Council) have withdrawn their original area designation and submitted a new designation request for the revised Ponsanooth neighbourhood plan area. This designation request has been approved.

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

Regulation 16 Public Consultation

  • Blisland NDP – PA23/00001/NDP  – 9 February 2023 – 23 March 2023 midnight.

Neighbourhood Plan Examinations

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



  • Perranuthnoe NDP - PA22/00003/NDP The independent examiner is Deborah McCann.
  • Perranuthnoe NDP response to statutory and public representations to regulation 16 consultation. 

Truro and Kenwyn

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 on this amendment has passed.  The examiner's report above sets out the modifications that should be made to policies in the plan.  We have now published that report and the plan is proceeding to referendum below.

Neighbourhood Plan Referendums

63 referendums have been held.


The Breage Neighbourhood Development plan was successful at referendum on 10 November 2022.


The Madron Neighbourhood Development Plan is going to referendum on 6 April 2023

Truro and Kenwyn

The Truro & Kenwyn Neighbourhood Development Plan is going to referendum on 27 April 2023 

The Morval Neighbourhood Development Plan was successful at referendum on 24 November 2022


The Perranarworthal Neighbourhood Development Plan was successful at referendum on 10 November 2022

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