Perranuthnoe Parish Council represents all the residents of Perranuthnoe, Goldsithney, Rosudgeon and the surrounding areas
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Neighbourhood Plan


The development stage of the Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish is now complete which has involved a significant amount of work from Councillors, the community, Cornwall Council and wider stakeholders.

Perranuthnoe Parish Council now presents the Perranuthnoe Neighbourhood Development Plan for Regulation 14 consultation to people who live, work or carry out business in the Parish along with statutory consultation bodies and wider stakeholders

The consultation initially ran for a period of 8 weeks closing on Monday 6th September 2020 – however for the Parish Council to ensure that it has enabled as many stakeholders as possible to comment on the plan it has been decided to extend the consultation period to 10th November 2020

To view or download draft Regulation 14 NDP click here

If you would like to comment on the NDP please download the comment form here and send the completed form to or by post to Parish Clerk, Nanscott, Nancledra, Penzance, Cornwall TR20 8NA

We would request that wherever possible the NDP is viewed online if however you require a hard copy of the plan can be obtained from the clerk by either emailing or contacting David Barlow on 07918194054


In 2016 the Parish Council established an NDP Steering Committee (SC) comprised of volunteers from Parish communities as well as members of the Parish Council. The NDP Steering Committee has led the consultation and research process, providing regular updates to the Parish Council. In 2017 the Steering Committee developed a ‘Consultation and Engagement Strategy’ to guide the consultative process. It can be accessed  here .The public consultation process has been core to the formulation of this NDP. It has highlighted the development planning issues of key importance in this Parish and has increased understanding of ways to address those issues, in order to plan for positive development which meets the needs of this Parish. The draft NDP document is the result of this five year consultative learning and research process, it presents the proposed framework and policies to guide Sustainable Development planning in this Parish for the next 10 years

To get to this position a series of consultation events have taken place across the parish and feedback encouraged via the Parish Council website to gain a clearer understanding of what residents value and what if any changes they would like to see.

This has included consultation on the settlement boundaries for Goldsithney, Perran Downs, Perranuthnoe and Rosudgeon and most recently on the Local Landscape Character Assessment(LLCA)

Perranuthnoe Parish Settlement Boundaries

The NDP process has identified settlement boundaries for the 4 principal settlements in the Parish. These boundaries are an integral part of the  Neighbourhood Development Plan

The boundaries are:

  • Goldsithney
  • Perran Downs
  • Perranuthnoe
  • Rosudgeon

Purpose of the settlement boundaries
These settlement boundaries were developed with the support of Cornwall Council’s Planning Department and following public consultation are intended to indicate where new build market led housing is in terms of a sustainable location acceptable in principle. Settlement boundaries have been a staple feature of local development plan documents in Cornwall over the recent past where essentially the settlement boundary is a housing policy marker delineating where one policy stops and another one starts.

Inside the boundary is where the market-led housing policies apply, typically referred to as ‘infill’ housing development, which also includes ‘rounding off’ and ‘previously developed land’ housing developments as defined in the supporting text (paragraphs 1.52 to 1.72) to policy 3 of the Cornwall Local Plan (CLP).

The process and criteria
The process undertaken by the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and the Parish Council in recommending the settlement boundaries involved considering a number of criteria as follows:

  • Agreeing the settlements within the parish to establish a development boundary in line with paragraph 1.68 of the CLP
  • Review of the minimum housing requirements. (Essentially ensuring the Parish could meet and plan for its share of new housing in respect of the CLP). Analysis showed the Parish was in the fortunate position of having already exceeded its minimum share of the West Penwith residual allocation of new homes under the CLP
  • Draw around the main built up area of the 4 settlements and exclude sporadic development.
  • Consider where the edge of the settlement changes character.
  • Excluding large gardens, particularly those which protrude into open countryside
  • Include of barns where these relate well to the settlement
  • Inclusion of community buildings
  • Including unimplemented permissions which are still valid

A period of local consultation and a review of comments from the community by the Steering group and the Parish Council

The settlement boundaries were subject to online consultation during February and March 2018 and the comments received by the public were considered by the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and the Parish Council and a number of amendments made. This also included meeting with representatives of St Hilary Parish Council to seek to ensure a degree of consistency at the edge of the Parish

An explanation of the purpose of the LLCA is given below with a link to download the draft document
If you have  any comments or questions please send an email to the special e-mail address here that has been established for communication about the progress on the Neighbourhood Plan
Perranuthnoe Parish Council realises the importance of retaining and enhancing landscape character to protect the local distinctiveness of the area.

To download the full draft Local Landscape Character Assessment please click here

The LLCA divides the Parish into 4 Landscape Types as shown in the overview map below (a larger version can be found in Appendix 1). In Section 3 the detail of the elements and features which come together to make up the distinctive character of each landscape type are recorded, with supporting mapping included in Appendix, and photographs in Appendix 2