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What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

A Neighbourhood Plan is an opportunity for everyone in the parish to influence the Planning decisions that will affect the parish in the future.

The Localism Act 2011 gave people the democratic right to be involved in drawing up a plan for their local area which means that we can create a Dobwalls and Trewidland Neighbourhood Plan that truly reflects local people's views.

When it is written, the Dobwalls and Trewidland NP will

  • be agreed through a local referendum
  • give everyone on the electoral roll a vote

If the vote is in favour, the Neighbourhood Plan cannot be ignored when planning applications are decided by Cornwall Council, Planning Inspectors or the Government.

A Neighbourhood Plan can:

  • Control the way that land is used for housing, businesses, shops and leisure
  • It can also protect green spaces and influence the design of new buildings
  • Tackle difficult issues and support the things that make our parish a good place to live, work and visit.

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Media Reports

Listed below are media reports of where Neighbourhood Development Plans have had an impact on the decision making of projects for the community.