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Update • March 2017




Quick links

Current Consultations œ

Government Legislation œ Funding œ Useful links

toolkit and guide notes œ

Toolkit links œ Other Information Neighbourhood Planning Surgeries




Welcome to the Neighbourhood Planning e-bulletin for March.



There will be four Neighbourhood Development Plans going to Referendum on Thursday 4th May 2017. We will be organising more Neighbourhood Planning Surgeries across Cornwall in June where Neighbourhood Planning and Planning Policy Officers will be available to provide advice and support. Further information is set out below. You will find all the latest 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 Newlyn East,  Breage, Chacewater and St Just in Penwith Parish and Town Councilfs for their Neighbourhood area.


Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening:


There are currently no plans being screened.


Pre-Submission Consultation:

Lanlivery Neighbourhood Development Plan pre submission consultation began on 24th March and finishes on the 5th May 2017.

Lanreath Neighbourhood Development Plan  pre submission consultation began on 1st March and finishes on the 12th April 2017.


Pre- Submission Council Officer Consultation:

Cornwall Council officers are currently being consulted on the Lanlivery and Lanreath Neighbourhood Development Plans.


Plan Proposals Statutory Consultation:


·         North Hill Neighbourhood Development Plan examination is due to begin in April. Barbara Maksymiw has been appointed as the independent examiner.

·         Gwinear – Gwithian Neighbourhood Development Plan is currently at examination. Rosemary Kidd has been appointed as the independent examiner.




The Rame Peninsula, Roche Parish, St Minver Parishes and Bude – Stratton Neighbourhood Development Plans are going to 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


The Neighbourhood Planning Bill has had its third reading, a chance to 'tidy up' the bill and make changes, in the Lords. The Neighbourhood Planning Bill contains a focused set of measures that will further strengthen neighbourhood planning to give even more power to local people. The Government has proposed a number of amendments to the Bill since it was introduced in the Commons. For further information please see the web link above.

Other Information


Grow your allotments with neighbourhood planning


Neighbourhood Plans offer communities the power to both protect existing allotments and allocate sites for future allotment development. Since 2012, communities across England have used their new planning power to guide future development and conservation of their local area. Producing a neighbourhood plan puts in place planning policies and vision that has real weight with a statutory status. For further information please see the web link below.




Neighbourhood Planning Surgeries


Neighbourhood Planning Surgeries have been  organised in early June due to the success of the previous surgeries held in March this year. 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 Clare Office 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



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



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



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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