Welcome to the Menheniot Neighbourhood Plan

Submission Draft Menheniot Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan

The submission draft version of the Menheniot Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan will be submitted to Cornwall Council early in January 2021. You can find a copy, along with the supporting documentation, below:

Submission Draft Plan:   Menheniot Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan
Consultation Statement:  Consultation Statement
Basic Conditions Statement:  Basic Conditions Statement
Menheniot Design Guidance:  Menheniot Design Guidance
Zoomable Map:  Zoomable Map
Equalities Statement:  Equalities Statement

Shortly Cornwall Council will arrange for a period of consultation during which local people, organisations, landowners and developers may wish to comment on the Plan’s content. Any comments will be considered by an independant Examiner, who will check that the Plan conforms with the ‘Basic Conditions’ for Neighbourhood Plans. The Plan, as modified following the Examination, will then go to a local referendum, in which all registered voters living in Menheniot parish will have a vote as to whether the Plan will be used in making planning decisions. When it is approved, the Plan will be applied up to 2030.

The Evidence Base

From the middle of October 2019, we have been publishing a series of documents and draft policies that will form part of the final plan. Visit the Evidence Base here to read them. Please note that the evidence will be updated and revised as the Plan goes forward, to reflect any new information.


The Localism Act 2011 introduced statutory Neighbourhood Planning in England. It enabled communities to draw up a plan for their area, to give them a greater say in the development and sustainability of their local area.
A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led framework for guiding any future development, regeneration and conservation of an area. It may contain a vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities, or allocation of key sites for specific kinds of development.

The Plan must be approved in a referendum of all those who are able to vote in Menheniot Parish. If it is approved, the Plan will be ‘Made’ in law and must be used by Cornwall Council when deciding on planning applications in the  Menheniot Parish area. Therefore replying to this survey gives you the opportunity to influence many of   the planning decisions that will affect you and your family’s future.