Planning Applications

Penzance Council Planning Committee

Find out more about our Planning Committee and its statutory role in planning applications

What we do:

Statutory Consultee

Penzance Council is a statutory consultee for all Penzance Parish planning applications.

This means that Cornwall Council, who make the final decisions on all applications, are legally required to consult with Penzance Council before a decision is made on applications within the Parish.

The Planning Committee makes comments on applications based on submitted plans, public comments on proposals, and reports provided by other departments and outside bodies where appropriate eg. the Strategic Historic Environment Service, the Environment Agency and Historic England.

Penzance Council does not make the final decision on planning applications – these are made by Cornwall Council.

Penzance Council Planning Committee Terms of Reference

Please note: we do not provide planning advice or guidance.


Our Planning Committee meets on a Wednesday evening once every three weeks. They meet to discuss planning applications submitted within the Penzance Parish (this includes Newlyn, Mousehole, Paul, Heamoor, Gulval, and Eastern Green).

Who can attend?

All members of the public are welcome to attend – you have the opportunity to comment on specific planning applications at the start of the meeting.

If you would like to speak at an upcoming meeting please contact our offices by phone or email by 9am on the morning of the meeting.

Find out when the next meeting is by checking our meetings page.

Where are meetings held?

Our Planning Committee meetings are held in the St Piran Room at our council offices – Penlee Centre, Penlee Park, Penzance, TR18 4HE

Planning Lists

View the list of the latest planning applications which will be considered at the next Planning Committee meeting on Wednesday 26 June 2024:

What Cornwall Council do:

Cornwall Council’s Planning and Sustainable Development Service have multiple teams who deal with different aspects of planning, including:

How to comment on a planning application

Cornwall Council have an online planning register where you can find, view, and make comments on any planning application in Cornwall.

Planning Enforcement

This is carried out by Cornwall Council.

Key Planning Policy

National Planning Policy Framework

All comments on planning applications by Penzance Council Planning Committee are made in line with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) issued by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.

The Cornwall Local Plan

Cornwall Council, as the local planning authority, has set out its planning approach for Cornwall in The Cornwall Local Plan.

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