Welcome to the Menheniot Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

Thursday 14 November 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  here. Download a calendar of meetings for the 2018-19 here.

We’re finalising our draft plan: what do you think?

From the middle of October 2019, we’ll be publishing a series of documents and draft policies that will form part of the final plan. Visit the Evidence Base here to read them. Your comments on the content are always welcome, but because they’re work in progress, they will need proof-reading and spell-checking later. We’re already onto that!



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.