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St Mellion Neighbourhood Plan

What is an NDP and why is it important?

A Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is a planning document created at Town or Parish level. An NDP is used along with the Cornwall Local Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) to inform planning decisions. An NDP presents an opportunity for residents of the parish to impose additional criteria for any future planning applications and to provide for future proofing, improvement of infrastructure and protection of the environment and heritage of the parish. 

The participation and engagement of the residents of St. Mellion Parish is essential for a robust NDP. The plan has been formed based upon opinions, demographic information and evidence garnered from parishioners via a questionnaire which was issued to all households and collated in 2022. 

As the plan develops further, this page will be populated with useful information and a copy of the draft NDP and there will be additional consultations and events for parishioners to engage with the process of developing the NDP.

The St. Mellion Neighbourhood Development Plan is currently in the final stages of being drafted and will shortly be submitted to Cornwall Council for examination and approval. If the plan is thereafter deemed to have met all the necessary criteria to become a working policy, there will follow a public referendum to get the approval of parishioners, without which the NDP cannot be adopted.

Anyone wishing to engage with the development of the NDP is very welcome to do so, please contact the Parish Clerk in the first instance.