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
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
Evidence Based Topics
Our Topic groups, set up in 2017, gathered a range of information related to issues raised as particularly significant in the initial NDP Questionnaire April 2017. These are shown on the "Topic" Buttons
In 2018 we commissioned surveys on the detailed Housing Need of the Parish (Cornwall Council Housing) and a more extensive Resident's Survey - both of which were posted out to over 1,000 local households.
Evidence Base reports for each topic have been developed and are structured to support the collation of information in a coherent format to:
In some cases the configurations of the groups and topics has changed during the research and policy making process, but the topic groups on the buttons can still give access to all relevant research and information, and the current draft policies (Dec 2020)
Listed below are media reports of where Neighbourhood Development Plans have had an impact on the decision making of projects for the community.
Useful Links:Government Guidance on the Neighbourhood Planning System
National Planning Policy Framework February 2019
Cornwall Local Plan 2010 - 2030