Neighbourhood Development Plan

August 17th 2020

Your Future. Your Say. Your Neighbourhood Development Plan

We need your help to shape the future of St Stephen in Brannel

Do you have views and ideas about how our community should be maintained and developed over years to come? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

The St Stephen in Brannel Neighbourhood Development Plan is nearing completion and will provide us all with an important planning framework for guiding the future development, regeneration and conservation of our area. Collated over the last few years by a committed band of local volunteers, it will become a key part of the statutory development plan for the Parish, far outweighing other local legal documents and will need to be considered by decision makers at all levels of the planning process.

However, as a community-led project we want to ensure everyone’s views are represented and are now urgently seeking additional thoughts and aspirations for our seven villages from those who live and work within the St Stephen in Brannel Parish.

‘To recognise and respect the distinctive characteristics of the Parish community, including its individual villages and settlements, whilst also providing for the future success and ambitions of all who reside within it.’

With an overarching focus on ensuring the well-being of our community for years to come, the Plan will set out how we can support the above vision for maintaining and building on the distinctive characteristics of our seven different villages.

  • Covering the key areas of
  • Design
  • Housing & Community Infrastructure
  • Business, Employment & Parish Infrastructure
  • Environmental and Historic Environment

the Plan will map out how we want to see the future use of land and development in the area, as well as look at the provision of new facilities and allocation of key sites for specific kinds of development. It will also document the community’s views on how we can positively address any social, economic and environmental issues that may impact our community in the future.

This is a very important document for our area and the Steering Group behind its collation are therefore keen to ensure it conveys the personality of our community, gives context to the role we’ve played in the Clay Country’s history and acknowledges our overall contribution to Cornwall’s evolution. However, it’s where we go from here that’s really key and the Steering Group would love to gather as many comments and thoughts as possible about our aspirations for St Stephen in Brannel.

Similar to the public consultation events we’ve held in the past, we’d normally be holding some local events to showcase the Plan’s progress so far and to provide you with the opportunity to share your thoughts. However the current COVID-19 restrictions mean such events are not allowed so please could you let us have any thoughts by emailing either or posting or leaving them with the team at the Parish Council offices in St Stephen. All ideas, big or small, are valid and welcome.



  1. Paul Barnes

    Perhaps the Parish Council push its energy and efforts into finding out why there seems to be a massive increase in the amount of Heavy Goods Vehicles coming through our villages at all hours…this morning in Nanpean approx 15 HGV’S came up or down Currian road within a 20 minute period from 0500hrs to 0520hrs (18/08/20 are we not entitled to some peace and quiet in our own homes in the early hours allowing at least some quality of life for our residents…I fully appreciate that some movement of HGV’S is to be expected in this industrial area and local businesses…but lately it has become beyond a joke…I’m sure more than half of these HGV’S have no real reason or purpose to thunder through our streets and villages other than using them as rst runs and short cuts and ignoring the use of more major roads….I also understand that many road signs are still in existence in the area such as preffered HGV route signs and HGV Detour signs used when HGV’S hit the Iron Bridge on Gosmoor and where diverted…We no longer have that problem with the new A30 dual carriageway…but the signs have never been removed….and also the fact that many HGV Sat Navs still probably show these diversion preffered HGV routes which they shouldnt do now….As said I appreciate the local business vehicles….but I am sure over half of the lorries using the villages roads actually have no real reason to be passing through…the likes of Roche… Whitemoor…Tregoss…Nanpean…Foxhole and St. Dennis….neither roads of which were built to carry HGV’S of the size we are seeing come through our villages these days…I Will be forwarding a copy of this to our Local MP Steve Double…..This situation is long gone beyond some real serious official attention….

    Paul Barnes a local Cornishman through and through….Nanpean.

    • Office

      Mr Barnes

      Thank you for your message – it will forwarded onto the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.



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