Planning Applications & Development

Planning Applications pending discussion

As we receive in planning applications from Cornwall Council to consult on we will now be listing these here for public information. These will be discussed at the next council meeting.

Ref. No: PA23/09821 13 Parc An Manns Mawnan Smith TR11 5EU
Erection of 2 new outbuildings -1x timber outbuilding will serve as additional ancilliary annexe supported by the main property and 1 x greenhouse.

Ref. No: PA24/02288 Penwarne Woods Penwarne Road Mawnan Smith Cornwall
Application for works to trees subject to Tree Preservation Order namely tree works within woodland W1 – please refer to detailed specification and application supporting documents

Ref. No: PA24/02042 Swallows Rest Penwarne Road Mawnan Smith TR11 5PQ
Extension and alterations to dwelling.

Planning Inspectorate Appeals lodged:

Cornwall Council Local Plan – CALL FOR SITES Feb 2024

Dear All,

We are writing to tell you about Cornwall Council’s call for sites which is seeking information on potential sites suitable for a broad range of uses including: 

• Housing (which could include market-led housing, affordable housing, supported living, residential institution, student accommodation, community-led, self-build plots, or other types of specialist housing) and Gypsy and Traveller pitches
• Employment
• Commercial (including offices, retail, leisure, hotel and mixed commercial uses)
• Community
• Energy generation
• Nutrient neutrality mitigation land
• Biodiversity Net Gain

Relevant sites for development will be considered for inclusion in a Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) that will inform the next Local Plan and replace the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). Sites for nature (including BNG, nutrient neutrality and nature recovery) will be considered further by the relevant team and will be followed up by requests for further information or offers of additional assistance to establish information on potential use of the site for any of the three purposes.  

To submit a new site, or to update a site included in the SHLAA, please visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/callforsites which also sets out the submission criteria. You do not need to own a site to make a nomination, but we do ask that the landowner is made aware before a site nomination is submitted.  

For inclusion in the first reporting stage in July 2024 please provide your site details by 22nd April 2024. We will then be in touch before the report is published with feedback. Sites/updates submitted from 23rd April 2024 onwards will be considered for a later reporting stage which will take place in the run up to the next Local Plan (work on which is likely to formally commence in 2025). 

Sites for housing and economic uses will be assessed in accordance with the Government’s methodology set out at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/housing-and-economic-land-availability-assessment. Please note that inclusion of a site in the HELAA does not mean that it will be allocated or would be granted planning permission if it were to be applied for. 

If you have any queries please contact localplan@cornwall.gov.uk or call Emily Rubin on 01872 322222. 


Part of the new planning systems is the introduction of a CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) alongside Section 106 agreements on new developments.  This money will be used to supplement works within our parish that  assist with addressing the demands that development places on an area. How much funding we have to spend and any potential projects will be discussed at the September Parish Council meeting. if you wish to suggest a project please contact either the parish clerk or any of the councillors.

Planning & Development:

We have joined up to the Cornwall Council scheme to work with developers during the pre-planning stage.  This will ensure that any discussions we have are fair and consistent.

Our Parish Profile explains how we see our parish at present – this document is open for change as we see different elements growing and changing,   whilst our Pre Application protocol explains how we will deal with  meetings held before planning applications have been submitted..

Please be aware that there are already planning documents in place which are referred to.  These include the Cornwall AONB Management Plan 2016-2012 and the Cornwall Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) + Mawnan Allocation list.  These documents have gone through public consultations, evaluations and council review.  Our NDP, which is now at referendum stage and holds significant planning weight, will be added to this list.


Affordable Housing – a new regular newsletter on affordable housing projects and initiatives is being sent our by Cornwall Council from March 2023. It will cover the diverse field of applying affordable rural housing with links to funding and support services.


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