About Our Neighbourhood Plan
A Neighbourhood Plan is a part of the legal planning system and will be referred to when Cornwall Council, the Parish Council and sometimes the Government make planning decisions that affect the Parish of St Mewan. Planning decisions affect many elements of local life from where houses are located, what landscapes are protected, where jobs are created and so many other things. The principles of planning are established by the Government and are reflected in planning policies developed by Cornwall Council. Neighbourhood Plans build on the planning policies developed by Government and Cornwall Council but can also introduce new issues of importance to the Parish.
Creating a plan is optional; however, the residents of St Mewan Parish have indicated at public meetings that they wish to develop a plan that, in accordance with the Localism Act , will become part of Cornwall Council’s Local Plan. In order for the plan to be adopted it will need to demonstrate support of the community.
The Parish Council has formed a Neighbourhood Planning Steering Committee to oversee the production of the St Mewan Parish Neighbourhood Plan. The Committee is independent from the Parish Council but has representatives from the elected members working alongside co-opted committee members.
We have a dedicated site that details the process, how the plan is being produced and policies impacting on the economic, social and environmental aspects of the program.