Neighbourhood Plan


Neighbourhood Planning is a government initiative, introduced by The Localism Act 2011. It allows communities the opportunity to shape development in their area. The Neighbourhood Plan (the Plan) will include policies to influence that development. The policies will be created locally, reflecting locally gathered evidence, and will be related to local views, concerns and aspirations.

Once the Plan has been made, and approved, it becomes an integral part of the planning system and is a ‘material consideration’ for planning applications. The Plan must be in conformity with the Cornwall Local Plan, the overarching planning document for the county.

The Plan policies must positively influence development through community involvement.

It will identify how good development will be delivered within the designated area, this can be through design, the environment and infrastructure for example.

Our Neighbourhood Plan

The Parish Council have started the process of developing a Plan.

  • We have decided our ‘designated area’ will be the whole Parish of Carn Brea.
  • We circulated an initial questionnaire to our residents, and an initial questionnaire to our business community - the replies we received regarding the topic areas will help to shape the basis of the Plan. You can see these questionnaires by clicking on the questionnaires button on the right.
  • We held a series of display events at locations around the Parish – this was an opportunity for the community to view the replies we received from the questionnaires, to offer comments and feedback on the topic areas and to volunteer to get involved.
  • We have now set up a Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and are meeting regularly to develop the themes of our Neighbourhood Plan - more details can be found here.
The Steering Group may decide to circulate a more in-depth questionnaire to both residents and the business community – this will be your opportunity to ‘have your say’ about the Parish of Carn Brea.

As the Plan develops, the community will be invited to comment during two formal consultations.

When we have written our Plan and it has been approved by a Planning Inspector, there will be a public referendum in which our residents can vote to adopt the Plan.

A majority vote is needed for the adoption.

As the Plan progresses we will continue to update this page.