At the last meeting of the steering group at which some 15 members of the public were present, our consultant James Evans explained the steps facing the Mawnan NDP as we gradually move towards a final version of a Neighbourhood Development Plan.  It was necessarily a detailed explanation, but illustrates why the coming steps are both complex and time consuming. For the benefit of those of you who were not able to be present at the meeting we have summarised below this explanation:

Mawnan’s Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is at the stage where all the past consultation with parishioners over the past year and a half is being assessed and used as the basis for the preparation of a draft version of an outline Plan which will be submitted to Cornwall Council to establish if it is required to be supported by Strategic Environment Assessment.  This will determine whether our proposals will require a further, and more detailed, screening of any issues related to the natural environment. At this point it is not a formal consultation version of the Plan, but a legislative process we are required to go through.  

We expect to have this draft ready by mid-June, for submission to Cornwall Council by the end of June.  It is not anticipated that we will be required to undergo further screening, but we will have to wait for about six weeks for this to be determined.  In the meantime we will be using that time to share the content of this draft Plan with the parish council and with the wider population within the parish, as a consultation phase to ensure that there is agreement with any proposals contained within the draft Plan, and to accept any further comments or suggestions.

The summer months will be a time when, taking all the feedback into account, we work on preparing the draft of what is called the Pre-Submission version of the Plan, with a statement of the objectives, intentions and policies contained therein.  At this point the Parish Council will be formally consulted on the contents of the Plan. We expect this phase to take place in the autumn and may produce some issues that we wish to take account of within the Plan.

Following the Pre-Submission stage, and with approval from the Parish Council, this will be the Plan we submit to Cornwall Council for their formal assessment, and they (Cornwall Council) will arrange for their own consultation process with the residents of the parish (whilst this is a little repetitive, this is what the legislation requires to be undertaken).

The finalised Plan is then sent for independent review by an inspector jointly agreed between Cornwall Council and the Parish Council and NDP team.  The time this takes is unpredictable as it depends on factors outside our control, but our hope is that it will be concluded successfully (maybe taking account and time to address any minor issues raised) by early in the new year.

Only then will a referendum of the resident population, take place hopefully early in spring 2020.



The next meeting of the NDP steering group will be held on Monday 17th June in the bowling club at 7pm, and all are welcome to attend. we will send out another reminder nearer the time. 

All residents of the parish are invited to attend. If you have mobility issues and find it difficult to get to the Bowling Club, especially on dark evenings, pop a note with your name and phone number in the NDP mailbox in the Mawnan Smith bus shelter, or email and we will contact you to try and arrange a lift for you.
Minutes available online:
Latest minutes available online at
- Draft minutes from January's meeting
Note of a Briefing to the Mawnan NDP SG held on 3 Dec 18
Survey results available online.

You can now view and download the NDP survey results in pdf format here.


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