Welcome to the
Neighbourhood Development Plan
Steering Group Page
IMPORTANT NEWS - Public Meeting to be held on Saturday January 25th 2020 in St Mabyn Memorial Hall
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St Mabyn Neighbourhood Plan so far CLICK HERE to view a copy
What is a Neighbourhood Development Plan?
Under the Localism Act 2011, Parish and Town Councils can write an NDP for their area with their community. A Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is a vital tool. Its purpose is to empower the local community, giving back control over issues which affect us all.
It could, for example, restrict any substantial development of our village in specified areas decided by the local community. It can influence transport, education and the environment which are matters that concern everyone.
An NDP is linked to the Cornwall Local Plan and National Planning Policy Framework and once adopted, will be legally binding giving control over our village and its future.
What happens if we don't have one?
Not having an NDP means that development can take place within the parish without our consent. This would mean we are left powerless against developers, unable to shape the future of the village.
Do we want more influence over planning decisions, transport, traffic and community facilities?
Where are we now?
In January 2017, with the support of the Parish Council, a Steering Group was set up to undertake the initial study. Cornwall Council were consulted and it was agreed that the designated area for an NDP would be the existing parish boundary.
We have a produced a questionnaire which is the first stage of asking you, the community, what issues you care about. WE NEED YOUR INVOLVEMENT.
An NDP cannot legally be established without community involvement.
How can you find out what is happening?
Over the coming months there will be social events, meetings and opportunities for you to voice your opinion.
Check out the page on the PC Website - send us an email - look out for upcoming events and information!
Minutes of Steering Group Meetings
Working Party Notes - there are six groups looking at relevant topics for the NDP. Each Groups' Notes will be updated as and when they meet. Please see below for the Group headings and CLICK on whichever one you wish to view: