The Neighbourhood Planning process has been developed as part of the Localism Act 2011 which sets out four main measures:
The Penzance Neighbourhood Plan will enable local people to take greater control over development within the Parish, helping foster a community which is socially and economically resilient. It will set out a vision and objectives for our Parish up to 2030, and will include a set of planning policies to ensure that all new developments support the vision and objectives.
Although the Plan can’t alter national and county-level policies, it will provide an extra layer of community-led policies that reflect the unique environment in which we live and work.
The work of the local community and Penzance Council is now coming to an end and, once completed, will be put to a public consultation to ask residents whether they support the Plan. The Plan will then be formally submitted to Cornwall Council and a local referendum process will take place to ask residents if they wish for the Plan to form the decision-making document for all future planning applications in the area.
To find out more about the Plan please visit the Penzance Neighbourhood Plan website.