Frequently Asked Questions
These FAQs have been put together to help answer questions about the Mylor Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP). If you have questions we haven’t yet covered, please contact us
What is a Neighbourhood Development Plan?
NDPs give communities power to create a plan that will shape the future of their local area. It can include where new homes, shops and workplaces should be built, and it can say what local people think new buildings should look like, and what new infrastructure, such as roads and facilities, will be needed.
The process of creating an NDP gives local people a say in the types of development that will take place in their community, and provides a guide for planning authorities and other relevant bodies on what the community sees as priorities. You can find out more about neighbourhood plans here
What area does it apply to?
The NDP covers the whole Parish of Mylor, so it takes in the villages of Mylor Bridge, Mylor Churchtown, Flushing, Little Falmouth, Tregew, Trelew, Restronguet Weir, Restronguet Passage, Perran Foundry, Carclew, Angarrick and Trevissome, and all the surrounding areas within the parish boundaries – see map. You can see information about the designated area on the Cornwall Council website here
Why is it important to me?
It is important because it will help to shape the future of our villages in the area covered by the NDP. It will help planning authorities make decisions about housing and facilities, and ensure that new developments such as building are in line with the community’s vision for the future of their villages and the surrounding areas.
Why is it called the Mylor Neighbourhood Development Plan?
We called it ‘Mylor and Flushing’ to start with because it was important for everyone in the Parish to feel included. The plan covers the whole of Mylor Parish and it is the views of local people that must form the basis of it, wherever people live. More recently, as well, there was the Mylor Parish Plan and we wanted to avoid confusion with this. The older Mylor Parish Plan has no ‘teeth’ when it comes to planning; it is purely ‘aspirational’, but many of those wishes have given us a useful starting point for the NDP project. We used the full name, Mylor Neighbourhood Development Plan, on our mass survey and that is the name we will use from now on.
How can I find out what is happening?
You can sign up to the mailing list here. Also, keep an eye on the website and our regular updates in the community magazine.
How can I give my views as the plan develops?
The Plan is almost finished now but you can still give your views when we hold a six-week consultation in April-May 2020. Five working groups have produced the draft Plan, based on Parish-wide surveys and the results of research and consultations since autumn 2017.
Do I have to be an adult to contribute?
Our mass survey in spring 2018 was completed by residents over the age of 16. We have spoken to people of all ages since autumn 2017 and we have been very keen to hear from young adults and families, especially those in need of affordable housing in the Parish.
Where can I read the results of the survey?
The results of the mass survey can be read here. It’s a PDF document so may take a few moments to open, but you can print it out or read it on screen, as you wish. 817 people responded to the survey, giving us a high return of around 42%-45%. Since then we have run a further survey on local housing needs, which showed that 73% think there should be more affordable housing for local people.
In May 2019 we held a short survey to find out what people think about potential sites for affordable housing, and which sites they would prefer to preserve because of factors such as scenery and wildlife. We had a good response to that and you can read the results here. Our blog also contains articles that give more insight into the results.
My views on planning have never been taken into account before. How is this different?
This is the first time we have come together to make a Neighbourhood Development Plan and we will make sure that as many views as possible are reflected in final decisions about the plan. That means your views will be taken in account alongside others, so it is definitely worth having your say.
If you took part in the original Mylor Parish Plan, your views helped give us the starting point for this plan which will eventually become law.
Who makes the final decisions?
The working groups have drafted their parts of the plan, having consulted and researched widely. The steering group has pulled it all together and it was sent to Cornwall Council and the Parish Council for information and comments on 3 February 2020. We hope to hear back from them by early March. There will then be a six-week public consultation on the whole Plan, then the community will have a final say when the plan goes to referendum in autumn 2020.
When will it be finalized?
After the referendum we will make any final adjustments necessary and publish the plan.
What difference will the NDP make to people who live and work in Mylor Parish?
The Plan, once adopted, will be part of planning law, giving planners and developers a clear message about what the community wants and what it does not want. For example, it is clear from research and surveys that the Parish does not need more new open-market houses. What it does need is affordable homes for local young and growing families. On this and other aspects of life such as amenities the local economy, traffic and parking, and the environment, the Plan provides a vision for us all to work towards so that people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy our beautiful area as a place to live and work.
Who can I contact if I want more information?
You can read about the plan here on this website and use the contact page to get in touch with the steering group and our working parties.
If you have questions that need answering that are not covered in our FAQs, let us know and we will sort it for you. You can also let us know if you have any technical questions re the website. Contact the Web Team