Neighbourhood Plan

A community led initiative to shape the future of your Parish.

What is Neighbourhood Planning?

The Neighbourhood Planning process has been developed as part of the Localism Act 2011 which sets out four main measures:

  • new freedoms and flexibilities for local government
  • new rights and powers for communities and individuals
  • reform to make the planning system more democratic and effective
  • reform to ensure that decisions about housing are taken locally
Mousehole Harbour
Mousehole Harbour
Newlyn Harbour
Newlyn Harbour
Approach to Heamoor from Madron

What will the Penzance Neighbourhood Plan do?

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 has now come to an end. The Plan has been formally submitted to Cornwall Council who are currently running a second consultation – you can view the plans and make comments on Cornwall Council’s planning portal: PA24/00003/NDP | Penzance Neighbourhood Development Plan | Penzance Cornwall

Once the consultation is complete Cornwall Council will then hold a local referendum 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.

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