This Committee reviews and responds to all Planning Applications registered within the Parish. Each application is reviewed against the National Planning Policy Framework, Cornwall Local Plan, and newly adopted Newquay Neighbourhood Plan which the Committee actively drafted and progressed to referendum. Newquay Town Council is only a consultee for Planning & Licensing – it is not the decision-maker. Cornwall Council is still ultimately responsible for Planning Applications.
Newquay Town Council recognises that pre-application discussions play an important role in larger planning applications and we are signed up to the Cornwall Local Councils Pre-Application Protocol. Developers, Applicants and Agents who wish to engage with our Planning & Licensing Committee should contact the Town Council with their request and we will do our best to arrange a suitable time and date. Presentations to the Planning & Licensing Committee are set at 30 minutes, with 10 to 15 minutes of this time typically given over to Questions & Answers.
In line with the Cornwall Local Councils Pre-Application Protocol Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe such presentations. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to the start time. Presentations and meetings are also being streamed via our Facebook page. For further information please contact our Planning Administrator.
Please note: Although we have now returned to face to face meetings, COVID Protocols are still in place within our buildings – please see the public information on the meetings page for further information.
Details of forthcoming Planning presentations:
There are no presentations currently booked in – watch this page and the Town Council Facebook page for updates – DD MONTH YYYY@H:MMpm
Location: Council Chamber, Municipal Offices, Marcus Hill TR7 1AF (Also available as a live stream via the Town Council Facebook page)
The Committee also responds, where necessary, to new and/or variations to Licensing applications for premises throughout the Parish. This could be the extension to opening hours or the application for the sale of alcohol. The Committee will refer to the Licensing Act 2003 and to Cornwall Council’s Licensing Policy, which includes the Cumulative Impact Policy set out for Newquay, when assessing whether the granting of a licence would have an adverse impact on the Town.