Neighbourhood Plan

What is a Neighbourhood Development Plan?

  • A legal document to increase local influence over local matters
  • Provides the community the opportunity to say “this is what I want/don’t want in my back yard”
  • Legal right established under Localism Act 2012
  • NDP sets out policies to direct development and land use
  • NDP is optional but once made and adopted it becomes an important consideration for all planning applications
  • Adoption requires demonstrated support from local community and conformance with planning policies and guidance including the Cornwall Local Plan
  • Neighbourhood Planning is your opportunity to shape development in your area
  • The Neighbourhood Development Plan provides a great opportunity for you to have more influence on how the area where you live and work will change over time
  • Your local knowledge and views of what needs to be protected and what needs to change can really make a difference