Falmouth NDP Passes Independent Examination and now has Significant Weight in Planning Decisions.

The Falmouth Neighbourhood Development Plan has been successful at Examination.  The NDP information was sent to the Independent Examiner on 18 October 2019 and the Examiner issued the final Examination Report to Cornwall Council on 19 December 2019.

On 30th April 2020 Cornwall Council announced that the Falmouth Neighbourhood Development Plan is modified in accordance with the Examiner’s recommendations, allowing Cornwall Council to now proceed to referendum on the making of the Neighbourhood Development Plan.

However, under the current national restriction on elections, due to the impact of Covid 19, the Plan cannot proceed to Referendum until 6 May 2021.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have updated planning guidance to set out that neighbourhood plans awaiting referendum can be given significant weight in decision-making. 

The Falmouth Neighbourhood Development Plan with Examination Modifications can be found by clicking on this link:

Falmouth NDP With Modifications


‘As members of the core team preparing the Falmouth Neighbourhood Plan under Candy’s leadership of the Stakeholder Group, we were shocked and saddened by the news of her passing. Candy was an energetic champion for the Town, willing and able to go head-to-head with the most powerful organisations to get what she thought was right for Falmouth and its community. She was the driving force behind the Article 4 on HMOs, and led the Neighbourhood Plan work in an enabling way that allowed the team to develop a strong vision and strategy for sustainable development in Falmouth. Candy was also willing to listen,  take advice, and build consensus around the stakeholder’s common goals. We know she would want us to see the Falmouth Neighbourhood Development Plan – an expression of the will of the community of Falmouth – through to a successful conclusion. We are more than ever determined to make that happen’.

Signed: David Yelland, Mike Jenks, and Steve Besford-Foster


Please note that maps, plans, drawings and designs shown on this website are subject to various copyrights and should not be used without permission from Falmouth Town Council.

The Falmouth Neighbourhood Plan is supported by grant awarded by the Supporting Communities in Neighbourhood Planning Programme led by Locality in association with RTPI/Planning Aid England, CDF and partners, available through the My Community Rights website.
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