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Update • May 2017




Quick links

Current Consultations

Government Legislation Funding Useful links

toolkit and guide notes

Toolkit links Other Information Neighbourhood Planning Surgeries




Welcome to the Neighbourhood Planning e-bulletin for May.



It has been a busy month with four Neighbourhood Plans successful at Referendum and two further Neighbourhood Plans have been formally submitted to Cornwall Council. Donft forget to book a slot at the Neighbourhood Planning Surgeries being held in early June. You will find all the latest information and updates on the Neighbourhood Planning stages including the current consultations below.


                                                                  Neighbourhood Planning Team               






Current Consultations



From the 1st October 2016, local authorities no longer need to publish designation applications and consult people who live, work or carry out business in the area if the Neighbourhood area covers the whole Parish boundary as set out in the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012/16 5A (3)


Cornwall Council will continue to consult statutory organisations when designation applications are submitted. A report will be collated providing initial information and guidance from these organisations to support town or parish councils during the early stages of developing their Neighbourhood Plan.


Cornwall Council has approved designation requests from St Mabyn and Jacobstow Parish Councils for their Neighbourhood area.


Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening:


There are currently no plans being screened.


Pre-Submission Consultation:

St Mewan Neighbourhood Development Plan

pre submission consultation began on 22nd May and finishes on the 3rd  July2017.



Pre- Submission Council Officer Consultation:


Cornwall Council officers have already been consulted on the St Mewan Neighbourhood Development Plan.


Plan Proposals Statutory Consultation:


Mevagissey and Feock have formally submitted their Neighbourhood Development Plan Proposals and they are currently going through a legal compliance check.


Lanreath Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan Proposal statutory six week consultation is between Friday 26th May and 7th July 2017.

South Hill Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan Proposal statutory six week consultation is between Friday 26th May and 7th July 2017.



·         North Hill Neighbourhood Development Plan  is currently at examination. Barbara Maksymiw has been appointed as the independent examiner.

·         Gwinear – Gwithian Neighbourhood Development Plan Examination report has been published. The Neighbourhood Planning Team are liaising with the parish council to amend the Plan.




The Rame Peninsula, Roche Parish, St Minver Parishes and Bude – Stratton Neighbourhood Development Plans were successful at Referendum on Thursday 5th May 2017.


Adopted Neighbourhood Plans:


The Truro and Kenwyn and the St Ives Area Neighbourhood Development Plans have been Made by Cornwall Council. The implementation date was 29th December 2016.



Toolkit and Guidance Notes

There are templates available to help Neighbourhood Planning Groups when drafting their planning policies and advice and guidance when developing the Neighbourhood Plan.





My Community - Neighbourhood Planning Grants


There are changes to the final year of the 2015 – 2018 grant programme. There have been two updates to the programme which include:

Modifying your plan after it has come into force

Groups undertaking site assessments and housing site allocations. For further information please see the web link below


Government Legislation


Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017


The Neighbourhood Planning Bill received Royal Assent on 27th April 2017 and is now an Act of Parliament.


The Act strengthens the weight given to Neighbourhood Plans. In particular the provisions of the Act require a local planning authority to:

·         ehave regard tof a post examination draft NDP in determining planning applications, before the referendum is held

·         after successful referendum a neighbourhood plan automatically becomes part of the development plan, unless the Local Authority decide not to emakef the plan.

The Act also incorporates provisions allowing the modification of a Neighbourhood Development Order or Neighbourhood Plan. Local Authorities  are required to publish details of their support to neighbourhood planning groups in their Statement of Community Involvement.

Examiners of neighbourhood plans will also be required to ask stakeholders in the neighbourhood plan whether they wish the Examiner to hold a meeting during the examination process.

The various provisions of the Act have not yet come into force – we will give an update in future bulletins when we receive notification about this.


Other Information


Parish Housing Targets


In recent Neighbourhood Plan examinations, examiners have been asking parishes to demonstrate clearly in their Plan how they can deliver their share of the housing target in the Cornwall Local Plan and to include information on

·         the number of houses that have been built within the Neighbourhood Development Plan area within the plan period

·         The number of additional houses that have planning permission which are under construction or not yet started

·         an estimate of the potential number of additional homes that may be delivered on windfall sites

We are therefore working on a housing figures guide for each parish, that will divide up the local plan Community Network Area housing targets per parish, so that we can provide you with a baseline housing target and information on completions and commitments for your parish. This will help you to decide on a strategy which will deliver the amount of development required so your plan can demonstrate conformity with the Local Plan.

We will be able to publish this when the annual housing completions monitoring is finalised, which is expected by the end of June: we will provide a web link in the next e-bulletin.


Neighbourhood Planning Surgeries


There are still spaces available if you wish to book at slot at the Neighbourhood Planning Surgeries being organised in early June. This will provide Neighbourhood Planning Steering Groups with an opportunity to speak to Neighbourhood Planning and Planning Policy officers about any queries and be provided with some guidance on the development of their Plan. Each steering group can book a 45 minute slot which will need to be booked in advance. If you are interested in attending one of the surgeries please e-mail the Neighbourhood Planning Team stating which location you would wish to attend and whether you would prefer to attend a morning or afternoon.


The next round of Surgeries will be held on the following dates between 9am – 4pm:

31st May 2017, Luxstowe House Liskeard

1st June 2017, Pydar House Truro

7th June 2017 , Dolcoath Office Camborne

9TH June 2017, Bodmin Office

14th June 2017, St Johnfs Hall Penzance



Some of the information on this bulletin is taken from the Locality website.


Neighbourhood Planning in Cornwall


Town and Parish Councils submitted Designation Applications



Designated Areas
This includes 5 cluster Neighbourhood Plans where two or more parishes are working together.



Pre-Submission Consultations held


St Eval, Quethiock, Roseland Peninsula, St Ives,  Bude-Stratton, St Minver Parishes, Rame Peninsula, Roche, Mevagissey, Gwinear-Gwithian, Feock, Withiel, North Hill, South Hill, St Erth, Liskeard, Falmouth, Lanlivery, Lanreath, St Mewan



Plan Proposals Submitted


St Eval, Quethiock, Roseland Peninsula, St Ives, Truro and Kenwyn, St Minver Parishes, Bude-Stratton, Roche, Rame Peninsula, Gwinear-Gwithian, North Hill, South Hill, Lanreath, Feock, Mevagissey,



Examinations held


St Eval, Quethiock, Roseland Peninsula, St Ives, Truro and Kenwyn, St Minver Parishes, Roche, Bude-Stratton, Rame Peninsula, Gwinear – Gwithian, North Hill



Referendums held


St Eval, Quethiock, Roseland Peninsula, St Ives, Truro & Kenwyn, Bude – Stratton, Rame Peninsula, St Minver Parishes, Roche 



Adopted Plans


St Eval, Quethiock, Roseland Peninsula, St Ives, Truro and Kenwyn


Contact us

For more information or if you would like to contact us please email the Neighbourhood Planning Team.  




Neighbourhood Planning Toolkit links


·         Neighbourhood Planning in Cornwall

·         Neighbourhood Planning news and events

·         Neighbourhood Area Designation

·         Neighbourhood Development Plan Proposals

·         Neighbourhood Planning Examinations and Referendums

·         Neighbourhood Planning Guide Notes and Templates




   Useful web links


·         My Community

·         Neighbourhood Planning Bill

·         Cornwall Local Plan

·         Neighbourhood Planning Roadmap Guide

·         Neighbourhood Planning Regulations

·         National Planning Policy Framework

·         Upfront bulletin

·         Cornwall Community Network Areas








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