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Update • December 2016




Quick links

Current Consultations

Government Legislation Funding Useful links

toolkit and guide notes

Toolkit links




Welcome to the Neighbourhood Planning e-bulletin for December.



Neighbourhood Planning is getting busier in Cornwall with over 100 Parishes currently developing Neighbourhood Plans. There are now five Neighbourhood Plans adopted in Cornwall. The Truro and Kenwyn and St Ives Area Neighbourhood Plans have now been adopted.

A consultation on the Cornwall Community Infrastructure Levy will begin in January 2017 and you will find all the latest updates on the Neighbourhood Planning stages including the current consultations below.

We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  

                                                                                                 Edwina Hannaford

                                                                                   Portfolio Holder for Planning






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 Carlyon and Lewannick Parish for their Neighbourhood area.


Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening:

We are currently screening the draft Liskeard and St Mewan Neighbourhood Development Plans


Pre-Submission Consultation:

St Mewan Neighbourhood Development Plan will start their consultation in the New Year.

Liskeard Neighbourhood Development Plan consultation is between 5th December 2016 and 31st January 2017


Pre- Submission Council Officer Consultation:

The St Mewan, Landrake and St Erney, and Liskeard Neighbourhood Development Plans have been circulated to Cornwall Council officers to provide feedback on the draft Plans. Landrake and St Erney and St Mewan Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group have not yet carried out the Pre-Submission consultation on the Plan.


Plan Proposals Statutory Consultation:

·         North Hill Neighbourhood Development Plan will go out to statutory consultation in January 2017.

·         Gwinear-Gwithian Neighbourhood Development Plan consultation is between 24th November 2016 and 12th January 2017.


·         Rame Peninsula Neighbourhood Development Plan is currently at examination. Deborah McCann has been appointed to examine the Plan.

·         Bude-Stratton Neighbourhood Development Plan examination began in early November. John Slater has been appointed to examine the Plan and a public hearing was held on Tuesday 13th December 2016. An draft examination report will be produced and sent to Cornwall Council in January 2017.

·         Roche Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan draft examination report is currently being finalised and the draft plan proposal will then be amended.


The St Minver Parishes Neighbourhood Development Plan was taken to the Planning Portfolio Advisory Committee on 5th December 2016 for approval. The Plan will be published for a six week consultation in January on the modifications as set out in the Examiners report and alternative and additional modifications in line with Regulation 17A of the Neighbourhood Planning and Development Management Procedure (Amendment) Regulations 2016 prior to the Plan progressing to Referendum.



There are currently no Referendums


Adopted Neighbourhood Plans:


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



Toolkit and Guidance Notes

There are templates available to help Neighbourhood Planning Groups when drafting their planning policies.





Over the Christmas break applications to the Neighbourhood Planning & Community-led Buildings support programmes    will be paused. Any applications submitted from 17 December - 3 January will be held in the system and allocated for assessment on, or shortly after on 3 January 2017. Please also note: the final date for making any grant applications for the 2016-17 programme is Friday 27 January.


Government Legislation


Cornwall Community Infrastructure Levy Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule Consultation


Cornwall Council is publishing the above document for a six week consultation period. Your representations are invited between Tuesday 3 January and 5pm on Tuesday 14 February 2017.


The Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule is prepared in accordance with the 2008 Planning Act and the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended), and sets out proposed CIL rates to charge on housing and non-housing development across Cornwall. 


The following documents will be available to access at from Tuesday 3 January 2017:


·         Community Infrastructure Levy Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule

·         Supporting evidence

·         Online survey response form (a downloadable representation form will also be available)

·         Bite Sized Guide to CIL

·         Frequently Asked Questions


Hard copies of the Cornwall Community Infrastructure Levy Preliminary Draft Consultation Charging Schedule consultation document, supporting evidence and Representation Form will also be made available for inspection upon request at One Stop Shops and Libraries across Cornwall during the consultation period.


Representations should be made using the online survey accessed at  Alternatively, a Representation Form is available to download from the website and can be returned by post, email or by hand from 3rd January 2017.





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



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,  



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

·         Emerging Cornwall Local Plan

·         Neighbourhood Planning Roadmap Guide

·         Neighbourhood Planning Regulations

·         National Planning Policy Framework

·         Upfront bulletin

·         Cornwall Community Network Areas








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