Our NDP Plan documents

Examination Stage – revised documents

The examiner has requested clarity in the Basic Conditions Statement and has suggested an addendum, rather than a re-write to the document.  


On this page you will be able to access the documents that go towards forming the Mawnan Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan as well as the appendix:

The main NDP Policy document (67 pages)
• This introduces the NDP, gives the history of the Parish and its key characteristics, before explaining the NDP preparation process, the vision statement for the Parish and the NDP objectives.
• Then follows the 14 core policies of the NDP, each one with its specific justification and intention.
• Here you will see how the NDP seeks to limit the location and scale of any new development proposal, and how the policies set out to influence and guide the principles of appropriate design, conservation and enhancement of landscapes and biodiversity, and the protection of our built heritage and valued green spaces.

Appendix A: Building for Life (24 pages)
An independent 2015 study: a government-endorsed standard for well-designed homes and neighbourhoods.

Appendix B: AONB Management Plan (6 pages)
A statement of significance for the South Coast Western area including Mawnan Parish. The AONB provides an extra layer of protection against inappropriate and intrusive development.

Appendix C: Non-Designated Heritage Assets list and description (with photos) (38 pages)
This identifies 100 dwellings and structures that do not have national listing protection, but which we believe justify local protection. They range from traditional and characteristic houses, and historic structures, to WWII pillboxes.

Appendix D: Local Green Spaces List (20 pages)
This identifies 35 areas in the parish, which are demonstrably special to the community for their beauty, historic significance, recreational value, tranquillity or wildlife.

Supporting Documents used as evidence:
ERCCIS Land Cover Summary;   Landscape Character Area CAO9;   Landscape Character Area CA10
These are formal reviews undertaken by Cornwall Council [and Cornwall Wildlife Trust amongst others] info the landscape, geology and flora of Cornwall and were used as refence information for our designated area.

The Parish Design Statement and Settlement Character Descriptions (56 pages)
When we canvassed your opinions in 2018, 94% of you said that new developments should reflect the character of the locality, and 88% of you said we should have a village character statement.
This seeks to address those wishes and provides clear guidance on how all new developments of one or more properties should adhere to the principles as set out in the document.
These principles cover how new buildings should be neighbourly in scale, height and volume, reflect locally distinctive building traditions, and should consider their effect upon adjacent buildings and landscape features. As well as much more.

Local Landscape Character Assessment (LLCA) (99 pages)
• The LLCA is a robust evidence-based document describing the character of the landscape in Mawnan Parish that gives Mawnan its sense of place and local distinctiveness.
• This may be used to inform decisions regarding the environmental suitability of new development in the parish.


Basic Conditions Statement Reg 15 Sets the legal background and framework for the production of an NDP, and how the Mawnan Parish version meets those conditions 


Consultation Statement Reg 15  Demonstrates how the residents of Mawnan Parish were involved and consulted throughout the development of the NDP. It indicates how the community view impacted the policies set out in the plan, and how the Parish Council and the NDP steering group interacted in bringing the plan to its current status. The appendices provide examples of media used in consultation, a record of advertising and administration process, a verbatim record of views and comments received during consultations, minutes of meetings, and, importantly, a full record of all Regulation 14 Consultation comments received and further correspondence


Some of these documents are of a significant size and may need time to download.  All will need Adobe Acrobat (or similar) to read as they are .pdf files