Welcome to the Menheniot Neighbourhood Plan

Menheniot Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan now consulting

Menheniot Parish Council have submitted their Neighbourhood Plan to Cornwall Council.  This is for their designated Neighbourhood Development Plan Area. Under the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

Cornwall Council is consulting on the plan for the Menheniot Parish area with:

  • residents
  • other interested stakeholders

The Consultation will run between Thursday 28 January until the 8 of April 2021. This is for an extended ten-week period. The statutory consultation has been adapted due to the national Covid-19 crisis. It takes into consideration the latest Planning Guidance. The guidance is from The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

You can comment by emailing You can also search for PA21/00005/NDP on the online planning register.

The plan proposal includes a copy of a map and statement. This identifies the area where the proposed Neighbourhood Development Plan relates to.

The following documents can be viewed on Issue Details page:

  • a consultation statement
  • the proposed Neighbourhood Development Plan
  • a statement explaining how the proposed Neighbourhood Development Plan meets the requirements of paragraph 8 of Schedule 4B to the 1990 Act. (The Basic Conditions Statement)
  • a legal compliance report
  • a legal compliance check
  • a legal complaince decision notice
  • a community actions appendix

Please contact the Neighbourhood Planning Team if you:

  • are unable to view the document online
  • want to request a hard copy of the neighbourhood plan
  • have any queries

You can email the team at You can also call them on 03001234151.

Please make any representations to the Council by 8 April 2021. You can do this by:

The Head of Planning
Neighbourhood Planning
Cornwall Council
Dolcoath Avenue
TR14 8SX


 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

This consultation is managed by Cornwall Council 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.

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

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.