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 acts as a statutory consultee within the planning process – we are not the decision-maker; our Local Planning Authority (LPA) is Cornwall Council and they are responsible for determining all Planning Applications across the county.
Cornwall Council also acts as our local Licensing Authority (LA) and the Town Council’s Planning & Licensing Committee has delegated authority to respond to the LA on all licensing matters across the Parish of Newquay – this currently includes activities covered by the Licensing Act 2003, along with Street Trading, Flyering etc.
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.
Details of forthcoming Planning presentations:
- There are no presentations currently scheduled
- Location: Council Chamber, Municipal Offices, Marcus Hill TR7 1AF (a live stream link will be shared 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 license would have an adverse impact on the Town.