POUNDSTOCK Including Bangors, Helscott, Millook, Treskinnick Cross, Tregole, Trewint & Widemouth Bay
What is a Neighbourhood Development Plan? The Localism Act 2011 introduced a new type of community led plan ‘The Neighbourhood Development Plan’. Under the Localism Act Parish and Town Councils can write a NDP for their area giving the local community a chance to create a vision and planning policies for the use and development of land in the parish or neighbourhood. It is an exciting opportunity for communities to become directly involved in planning policy.
Where does the Neighbourhood Development Plan fit in?
National Policy – National Planning Policy Framework
Cornwall Policy – Cornwall Local Plan
Parish Policy – Neighbourhood Development Plan
Neighbourhood Development Plans (NDP) can set out local level planning policies for the area, shaping future development. Once the plan is made, it will become part of the Local Development Framework, and will be a material consideration in the determination of planning applications. Subject to conforming to National Planning Policies, the Cornwall Local Plan strategic policies, an independent examination and gaining support through a referendum of residents, this plan will be adopted as a formal planning policy by Cornwall Council. Once adopted this means that planning decisions in Poundstock will have to be made in accordance with the Neighbourhood Development Plan.
Who prepares the Neighbourhood Development Plan? Poundstock Parish Council is in the process of forming a Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. The Steering Group is to consist of parish councillors, community representatives and business owners to meet on a monthly basis reporting directly to the Parish Council.