Neighbourhood Development Plan

A neighbourhood development plan (usually called the neighbourhood plan) puts in place planning policy for a neighbourhood area (in our case the civil parish of Madron) to guide future development.

A neighbourhood plan is about the use and development of land and 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.

It needs to cover the three essential elements of planning, social, economic and environmental, with the environment including the natural environment, the built environment (housing, design, location etc.).

The plan must conform to the existing higher order National and County level plans (e.g. the Cornwall Council Local Plan) and be based on evidence of community involvement and acceptance.

The planning process culminates in a referendum on the acceptance of the final version, after which the policies in the plan must be taken into account all planning decisions that affect the parish.

Madron Parish Council is the responsible body for conducting the Madron Neighbourhood Development Plan, and the civil parish is the designated neighbourhood area.

The production of the plan is delegated by the Parish Council to a Steering Group and subordinate working groups, comprised of a mix of councillors and volunteer parishoners.