Background Guidance

National Planning Policy Framework

To find out where some of the planning policies that affect us come from, refer to the Government's National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

National Planning Practice Guidance Portal

The Planning Practice Guidance portal, published by the Government, includes a section about neighbourhood planning. This contains advice on the neighbourhood planning system introduced by the Localism Act including key stages and decisions (e.g. deciding neighbourhood areas, the legal tests for neighbourhood plans and the process of independent examination and referendum).

Planning Advisory Service

The Local Government Association Planning Advisory Service (PAS) provides 'practitioner' support with many useful articles and tool kits.

Planning Aid England

Planning Aid provides free and independent professional planning advice to community groups and individuals who cannot afford to pay professional fees. Planning Aid offers advice and support on neighbourhood planning matters, including several downloadable briefing notes.

Locality - Roadmap Guide to Neighbourhood Planning

Locality is the national network for community-led organisations and has published a very useful 'Neighbourhood Planning Roadmap Guide'.

The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012

The Neighbourhood Planning (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

Cornwall AONB Management Plan

The Cornwall AONB Management Plan sets out the agenda for the management of the protected landscape by the Cornwall AONB Partnership and others. It was adopted by Cornwall Council cabinet in May 2016.

The Cornwall AONB Management Plan - Fowey Ria and Polperro Coast

This section of the AONB consists of the Fowey Ria and its tributaries and extends south of Lostwithiel, west of Fowey over Gribbin Head to the coast near Par Sands and eastwards to Portlooe on the outskirts of West Looe.