Welcome to the Mawnan Neighbourhood Development Plan

Mawnan’s next NDP Public Meeting will be attended by Cornwall’s AONB unit. 

Following the high level of response to the recent NDP questionnaire, and the display of the results in the Bowling Club and at the Fun Run, the next public meeting will be held on Monday 19th November at 7pm, also at the Bowling Club. We are fortunate to have arranged for the Cornwall AONB unit to come and give us a presentation examining the value of AONBs and the important role NDPs have in protecting them. The questionnaire revealed how highly residents of the parish value the AONB landscape in which they live and their desire to protect it from over development. All are welcome to come to the meeting and participate in the question and answer session that will follow the presentation. If you have mobility issues and find it difficult to get to the Bowling Club, especially on dark evenings, pop a note with your name and phone number in the NDP mailbox in the Mawnan Smith bus shelter, or email info@mawnan.org and we will contact you to try and arrange a lift for you.


Questionnaire Results Presentation –  21/22nd September 

Thanks to everyone who braved the wet weather to come up and take a look.  We have turned all of the presentation documents into a single PDF document   Comments from both the questionnaires and the Presentation are being collated and passed onto the Parish Council for their attention since there were many issues raised that the NDP Group cannot deal with but they might be able to.


Noticed something new …?  There is now a dedicated NDP noticeboard in the bus shelter.  Take a look for up to date information

Cornwall Council & affordable housing – click here to see a recent council newsletter

We are trying to have a presence at all of the Farmers Markets in future.  Come along and see how the project is going and add your comments.


OK …. the basics for anyone joining late …..

What is a Neighbourhood Development Plan, or NDP?
A Neighbourhood Development Plan for Mawnan will set out our vision for land use and developments within our parish. It gives us, the community, the opportunity to decide how our local area should develop and what should be built. It can respond to a wide range of social, economic or environmental issues that are relevant to us locally. We can also influence land use for other things like renewable energy schemes and recreational facilities.

Do we have to have one?
No. But without one development can still happen, and will be assessed by planners at county and national level. The current local policies that concern our special places will need to be included in a NDP in order to reflect local priorities.
A NDP isn’t a tool to stop development, but it can shape and influence developments and is locally focused. In July 2017 Cornwall Council, following an application from Mawnan Parish Council, officially designated the civil Parish of Mawnan as a Neighbourhood Area to be used in the creation of a NDP. This means that along with the village of Mawnan Smith, our NDP will cover an area stretching from Budock Vean and the Helford Passage to Penwarne and Bareppa, and from Maenporth’s West Bay to Mawnan Old Church.

Does it have any impact?
Yes. A NDP is an official planning document that has to be taken into account by Local Authority Planners and Planning Inspectors when determining planning applications and appeals. It has to align with policies contained within the Cornwall Local Plan (adopted in 2016), plus national policies too. It is important to note that a NDP contains the local details which are important to the parish community, and responds to issues that are not covered through strategic and national policies.

Do you have a real say?
Definitely. A steering group has been formed to start the NDP process, but we want you, the residents of Mawnan Parish, to help us identify the key issues and continue to shape those as we go

Make sure that you have your say – you can start by coming along to an open meeting of the steering group on dates that will be advertised in the Mawnan Diary, on the notice board in the centre of the village, and on the parish website, or by sending us an email at info@mawnan.org. Tell us what we need to consider for Mawnan’s Plan – whether it is protecting our environment, our heritage, the facilities and activities that contribute to a sense of community, or anything that makes Mawnan special – what do you think should be included?
You will also be asked to vote on the adoption of the Mawnan NDP at a referendum, so your views are crucial. Only once the NDP has been adopted following the referendum will it become mandatory for the planning authorities to take it into account when considering planning applications and making decisions on development proposals.


If anyone would like any more information on NDPs please contact us via email or check out the little video clip below explaining what an NDP is.


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