St Just Pendeen Neighbourhood Plan
A Neighbourhood Plan is a development plan for a town or parish introduced under the 2011 Localism Act. It gives the opportunity for communities to shape the development of their area. The policies in the Plan do not change the Cornwall Local Plan but they reflect residents’ views about the character of the parish, where any development should go and what it will look like. When adopted, the Plan will have the same status as the Cornwall Local Plan.
As part of the Neighbourhood Planning process, town and parish councils are required to define the area the neighbourhood plan will cover as set out in the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012 / 15. This is known as the neighbourhood area. In March 2017, the Town Council gave notice that it wished to make an application under Part 2 (5) (1) of the Regulations 2015 /15 for the designation of a neighbourhood area for the neighbourhood Development Plan, the area of designation being the entire area of St Just parish. Cornwall Council, being the Planning Authority approved the area of designation on 24 March 2017.
The Neighbourhood Plan process is organised by a committed group of community volunteers. The Steering Group for the Plan reports to St Just Town Council, which has overall responsibility for the plan-making process.
Following drafting of the Plan, public consultation, adoption by the Town Council and independent examination, the Plan will go to a Parish referendum in 2020.
For information about all aspects of the Plan please visit www.stjustandpendeen-np.org.uk