Welcome to the Mawnan Neighbourhood Development Plan

Next Meeting – 27th & 28th September Exhibition at the Methodist Hall showing the Draft NDP.

BE PREPARED – we will be out at any parish event we can in the weeks leading up to this to encourage you to drop in and take a look.  This is our final chance to pick up on anything our community feel we have missed out on including before we submit our Neighbourhood Development Plan for full examination.


There is a dedicated NDP noticeboard in the bus shelter.  Take a look for the most up to date information


Where we now are (Aug 2019)

Ok folks, we now have an actual NDP … well we have a FIRST DRAFT NDP!! 

All of our wonderful groups of volunteers have completed almost all of their working groups needs and James Evans, our Planning Consultant, has created the initial draft of the Mawnan Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan.  After going through it with the Parish Council and a few amendments/clarifications this draft has now gone to Cornwall Council for an initial review of it’s environmental impact and comments on where we might still be lacking information.  

We have left two copies of the full draft report in the Red Lion for you to read over some light refreshments (it is an 80 page document!); it is also available through the link above. 

In late September we intend holding a small exhibition in the Methodist Chapel hall of the key Policies. We invite you to visit us there on September 27 & 28 to ask questions, and give us your comments and opinions.



Draft Documents for review

Draft Local Landscape Character Assessment consultation document is now available for public review .   This a BIG document so may take some time to load.

Please use the contact form if you have any comments or information you’d like to add.


What happens next …

Currently our first draft plan is with Cornwall Council for environmental review and checking.  This means they give it a once over to see if we have left any big gaps and if it will conform to the standards required of an NDP.  We hope to have this back in a few weeks.

We then do some final tweaking, updating and amending with the suggestions received from Cornwall Council, crossing our Ts and dotting our Is and pulling together all off the appendixes and supporting documents.

We then offer it up to the residents of the parish and public at large for a pre-submission consultation period of 6 weeks, during which time we will be undertaking full presentations and displays of all of the workings behind our Draft NDP.  It’s a chance for you to comment on what’s been done so far.  The NDP team will be busy in the background at this point collating and compiling the evidence base to support our community input into the creation process; every email, letter-drop, poster, minutes and presentation is recorded and included in our portfolio.   

After this we make final adjustments before sending to Cornwall Council our Draft NDP for legal compliance checking.  We really hope to be looking to do this before the end of this year if we can.

At this point the draft NDP begins to have actual planning weight and will begin to be used to by both the Parish Council and Planning Authority in their decision making.


The basics for anyone joining really 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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