Tintagel Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan
A Guide
our parish - our future

The NDP Process


The table below describes the process for developing the NDP. In September2014, we have reached Stage 4. Here you can see the key steps towards the creation of the Tintagel Parish Neighbourhood Development plan. If you would like to learn more about the process, you can view Cornwall Council's guidance notes

Stage 1
Getting Started
  • Residents and the parish council express interest in creating a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP).
  • Boundaries for the Plan Area are set – and see if neighbouring parishes should be involved.
  • Informally notify Cornwall Council and decide the best way to engage with the community.
Stage 2
Engaging the Community
  • Hold community event(s) to discuss the issues arising from the NDP, learn if residents are for or against it, and invite volunteers to participate in the Steering Group.
  • Decide who will be consulted, and about what – and how progress on the NDP will be reported to the community.
Stage 3
Getting Organised
  • Clarify how the Parish Council will be involved in the NDP process, and create a Steering Group involving people from the community
  • Formally ask Cornwall Council and register as “Qualifying Body”.
  • Build a Project Plan saying what work will be delivered, when and by whom.
Stage 4
Gathering Information
  • Review all the information gathered so far. Refer to Parish Plans, Local Plans and any other important documents such as Design Statements.
  • Set up Working Groups to collect information and report back to the Steering Group.
  • Hold more community meetings to collect information.
  • Send out Questionnaires to gauge public opinion.
Stage 5
Pulling it Together
  • Working Groups set the aims and priorities for the Draft Plan in their areas of knowledge.
  • Examine how new and existing ideas fit into the overall Draft NDP.
  • Hold a community event to check that the aims and priorities of the Draft NDP are right.
Stage 6
Drafting the NDP
  • Show that the NDP reflects existing policies, meets community aspirations, and will ensure that development is sustainable.
  • Send the draft NDP to Cornwall Council and await the decision of the independent examiner; amend the NDP as necessary.
  • Hold a referendum to approve or refuse the NDP in the parish.
Stage 7
Testing & Approval
  • Publicise the draft NDP in the community, and consult with those likely to be affected by the NDP.
  • Send the draft NDP to Cornwall Council and await the decision of the independent examiner; amend the NDP as necessary.
  • Hold a referendum to approve or refuse the NDP in the parish.
Stage 8
Delivery & Monitering
  • If the NDP is approved by referendum, establish a new Project Team to oversee implementation.
  • Set up Task Groups to deliver each project in the NDPy.
  • Monitor implementation of the NDP in tandem with the community.
  • Fully review the NDP within 5 years of approval.