Welcome to the Menheniot Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

Thursday 9 May 2019 at 7pm Menheniot Old School

Next meeting of the Steering Group in the Old School. Project Manager Steve Besford-Foster will present a progress report. Everyone welcome to attend. The agenda is available shortly. Download a calendar of meetings for the 2018-19 here.

Menheniot Design Guide: what do you think?

We know from both our surveys that residents have a high regard for the historic and heritage origins of the parish. In order that any future development continue to have the same regard, the Steering Group has commissioned research to examine the way that the natural and built environment can be maintained by careful and sensitive design.

Please take some time to look at the proposed Design Guide that has been developed. It contains a shortened history of the development of the parish from 1066, together with examples of the building materials that have been used and how they have been applied.

If you spot spelling mistakes or glitches, or think that we have missed some important feature of what makes Menheniot distinctive in its appearance, please drop us a line. If it’s an error, let us know the page number and paragraph reference. If it’s something missing, tell us what it is and why. If you have a photograph that will help us understand better, send that as well.

Feedback needed before 9 May. Download the draft guide here



Draft Plan now available to view

The first draft plan has been presented to the Steering Group and is published here for you to comment on. Any comments you have to make will be reviewed by the Group before a final version is produced that will be distributed as part  of the consultation process.

If you have any comments to make, put them in an email before the next meeting.


The Localism Act 2011 introduced statutory Neighbourhood Planning in England. It enabled communities to draw up a plan for their area, auto 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.