Welcome to the Rame Peninsula
Neighbourhood Plan website
Latest update: Final Rame Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan
The Rame Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan (NDP) has been through the
independent examination process.
Here’s the final version:
More information can be found on the Cornwall Council website
You can also view the ‘Plan Proposal Decision – Post Examination Report
and Referendum’ on the Cornwall Council website.
What happens next?
A referendum will be held. Look out for notices, Parish website and social media updates for when and where the ‘vote’ will take place.
Previous news …
The Plan is currently with Cornwall Council for ‘formal consultation’.
The consultation process ends on 25th November.
An independent examiner will then be appointed. Their task is to make sure that the NDP complies with planning conditions set out within Planning Acts.
View the plan at Final Rame Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan
Supporting statutory documents can be viewed here.
Hear what local people are saying about our Neighbourhood Plan
Please note our amended email address is RamePeninsulaNDP@btconnect.com.
The Rame Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan encompasses the parishes of Antony, Millbrook, Maker with Rame, Sheviock and St John.
What is the Rame Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan?
The government has given our local communities the opportunity to produce a Neighbourhood Plan for our local area, putting in place planning policies for the future development and growth of the neighbourhood.
The plan will give our community the power to shape the future of Rame for the next 20 years.
The first step was to make an application to produce a Neighbourhood Plan.
More details about a Neighbourhood Plan, how the evidence needed to produce the plan has been gathered and a host of other information collated from land owners, businesses and residents can all be found on this site.
Check out the News section for more information and links to Neighbourhood Planning in the press.
Background to Neighbourhood Planning
- A Neighbourhood Plan is a statutory planning document that can help shape land-use planning at a local level.
- It has to consider housing, environment and economy.
- It is a legal document and has to fulfil a range of criteria set out in the Localism Act regulations.
The National Planning Framework
On 27th March 2012, the Coalition Government published the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
The NPPF sees a “major reform to our planning system seeking to make the planning system less complex, more accessible, and to promote sustainable growth.”
The NPPF replaces the former, Caradon Local Plan, a local planning document which had policies in place to protect and conserve the Rame Peninsula and influence land-use planning decisions made by Cornwall Council for the area.
“Unfortunately, the NPPF does not include all the planning policies from the Caradon Local Plan and this is why the NDP is so important.”
The Localism Act
Conversely, the Localism Act 2011, empowers local people and gives them “a major statutory say in helping to shape development in the areas in which they live” through the opportunity to develop a Neighbourhood Plan.
“Neighbourhood planning empowers communities to shape the development and growth [and conservation] of a local area through the production of a neighbourhood development plan.”
Crucially, Neighbourhood Planning gives the parish’s of the Rame Peninsula the only opportunity to shape and influence (not stop!) development and change across the parish’s over the next 20 years.
- Making the planning system work more efficiently and effectively
- Giving communities more power in planning local development
The Plan is examined
The Neighbourhood Plan has to pass a ‘test of soundness’ set by the planning inspector.
If it passes, the NDP will then proceed to a local referendum (vote).
There is a great deal of work to be completed by the local community before we get near to a referendum and a legal plan.
Rame Peninsula Parish Councils and the Neighbourhood Plan
The legal duty, in Cornwall, to instigate the development of a Neighbourhood Plan falls to the Parish Council.
The five parishes on the Rame Peninsula (Antony, Millbrook, Maker with Rame, Sheviock and St John) decided to join-forces and work on the Neighbourhood Plan together.
See how other parishes in Cornwall are progressing with their Neighbourhood plans on the Cornwall Council web site.
Note: the views and information within this site are that of the authors for and on behalf of Rame Peninsula Parish Cluster Steering Group. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy and a correct and balanced view and does not accept liability for any errors or omissions.
Any questions? Email them to RamepeninsulaNDP@btconnect.com