Planning decisions are made by Cornwall Council Planning Officers according to the polices set out in the Cornwall Local Plan. The final decision on any planning matter is made by Cornwall Council, and not the parish council. The Parish Council must always be consulted by Cornwall Council, and it must agree an opinion at its public meeting. When it does, the Parish Council has to follow strict and legal rules about what matters when giving that opinion. It can only consider the effect that the planning proposal will have on the surrounding area and the people who live there.
You can view a weekly summary of planning applications submitted and decisions made in the parish listed above.
Tencreek Farm | Parish Council's Decision not to support this application
At their public meeting held on 19 October 2023, councillors agreed not to support either of the planning applications for the development site at Tencreek Farm. The parish’s decision and reasoning is advisory and the final decision on the application will be made by Cornwall Council’s Planning Officers.
If you have comments to make on any aspect of the application, please post your comments on Cornwall Council’s Planning Portal. Search online for ‘Cornwall online planning register’
If you're planning or thinking about a planning application, you need to take account of the design principles listed in the Design Guide. Your architect or agent is best placed to interpret the guide and apply it to your proposal.
Menheniot Neighbourhood Plan: Now adopted at referendum.
Following a successful referendum on 7 April 2022, planning officers will now reference the plan and adopted policies when giving advice or making recommendations If you intend to submit a planning application to Cornwall Council now, you are advised to consult the plan and seek guidance where it might impact on your proposal. You can view the final copy of the plan using the link below (large document).
The Parish Council welcomes questions and comments from residents on all aspects of its decision making. If you are a resident, our full report (see link below) may help you understand what the council can and cannot do when it receives a planning application.
If you intend to submit a planning application that could impact on the parish (this means that your development may not be in the parish itself but would affect our residents), then you are invited to consult with the Parish Council prior to submitting your application to Cornwall Council. Read our full report for more information.