Tintagel Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan
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our parish - our future

Tintagel Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan


A very warm Cornish welcome to our website! This website is to help you understand what the Plan means for our community and how you can get involved. It is Your Plan, Your Future.

Please note that the Parish Council has suspended our activity for six months. We are taking Legal advice as to whether the Parish Council can take this action and prevent the creation of a Neighbourhood Development Plan which a great number of parishioners have indicated that they want.

Please visit the NEWS page to find out what is happening

If you have any comments, or wish to contact the Steering Group, please email us at info@tintagelndp.org. This website is being funded by individual parishioners.

Welcome from the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group Chairman - whether this is your first visit or you regularly visit the Tintagel Neighbourhood Development Plan website

I report that we had started this worthwhile process, but have been suspended by the Parish Council for reasons that we cannot understand. We have set ourselves up to deliver an extremely thorough and robust Plan for the Parish of Tintagel which will inform discussion and debate well into the future on a wide range of issues affecting all of us who live and work here.

Whether it is environment, local services or housing, business, historical landscape or getting around that is your priority, we will, with your help, evolve policies to cover what you have told us you want.

All our work is based upon the evidence which has been provided by parish residents through our householder questionnaire, in which some 376 adults responded and gave us comments. We will hold public exhibitions, meetings, and other local events to find out just what you, the residents, want for the next 15 or so years

We want to preserve our wonderful natural landscape and rural community from indiscriminate housing development. Without our Plan, Cornwall Planners will be able to impose their wishes upon us. We rely heavily on Tourism and must take care that Planning Policies (National, Cornwall Council, and our Neighbourhood Plan) safeguard our parish. After listening to all your comments and ideas, and discussing them, we intend to produce a set of planning policies for you, the residents, to review, question and, if necessary, change. When all have finally agreed, the draft Plan will be submitted for legal checks by Cornwall Council and an Independent Examiner. After that, the whole community will be asked to vote on the Plan. If the vote shows approval, the Plan will become Law.

This Plan is not something which the Parish Council has decided behind closed doors. It is not something we will pay a Consultant to draw up without “consulting”, it is Your Plan, Your Future. Let us know what you think.

A bit About Tintagel parish

Tintagel (originaly Trevena) is a civil parish and village situated on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The population of the parish is 1,820 people, and the area of the parish is 4,281 acres (17.32 km2).

In Norman times a small castle was established at Bossiney, probably before the Domesday Survey of 1086; Bossiney and Trevena were established as a borough in 1253 by Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall. In Domesday Book there are certainly two manors in this parish (for a probable third see Trethevy). Bossiney (which included Trevena) was held from the monks of Bodmin by the Earl of Cornwall: there was land for 6 ploughs and 30 acres (120,000 m2) of pasture (before the Conquest it had been held from the monks by Alfwy). The monks of Bodmin held Treknow themselves: there was land for 8 ploughs and 100 acres (400,000 m2) of pasture. Tintagel was one of the 17 Antiqua maneria of the Duchy of Cornwall. The parish feast traditionally celebrated at Tintagel was October 19, the feast day of St Denys, patron of the chapel at Trevena (the proper date is October 9 but the feast has moved forward due to the calendar reform of 1752). The market hall and the site of the fair were near the chapel.

The borough of Bossiney was given the right to send two MPs to Parliament ca. 1552 and continued to do so until 1832 when its status as a borough was abolished. The villages of Trevena and Bossiney were until the early 20th century separated by fields along Bossiney Road.

The Tithe Commissioners' survey was carried out in 1840-41 and recorded the area of the parish as 4,280 acres (17.3 km2), of which arable and pasture land was 3,200 acres (13 km2). The land owned by the largest landowner, Lord Wharncliffe, amounted to 1,814 acres (7.34 km2), and there was 125 acres (0.51 km2) of glebe land. Precise details of the size and tenure of every piece of land are given. Sidney Madge did research into the history of the parish and compiled a manuscript Records of Tintagel in 1945.

Treknow is the largest of the other settlements in the parish, which include Bossiney, Trethevy, Trebarwith, Tregatta, Trenale and Trewarmett.