After new planning powers were introduced through the localism act in 2011, local people have been given the opportunity to shape the future of their town after St Blazey was chosen as front runner in the Neighbourhood planning programme. The government is supporting communities under the programme with each front runner receiving grant funding towards their project. Cornwall Council has the grant and are providing the neighbourhood planning steering group with officer support.

Residents of St Blazey, through the Town Council, can produce a plan for the development of the area which all future planning applications will have to be in line with. The neighbourhood plan will bring people together and allow them to say what they would like to see in the community and where they would like to see it, for example; do we need another supermarket? Where should it go?
The St Blaise Neighbourhood Plan will cover the whole St Blaise Parish click here for map. For more information on Neighbourhood planning visit

A group has already been set up to steer the Neighbourhood plan which includes members of the Council as well as members of the community. If you’d like to become part of the steering group please 'Contact Us' . The steering group will be working with the community to provide a plan that will shape the future development of the town.
Our terms of reference can be viewed here 

Terms of Reference
We have already held a number of consultation events, on the occasions listed below:

2014            Sunday 6th July                        King Edward Gardens garden party

2015            Thursday 23rd April               Town Team at St Blazey FC 
                        Tuesday 17th November     Town Team at St Blazey FC

2016            Monday 30th May                   King Edward Gardens consultation event
                        Sunday 12th June                    PL24 Community Association Big Lunch
                        Sunday 28th August               PL24 Community Association event @ Burrows

2017            Saturday 3rd June                   PL24 Community Association Big Lunch
                        Sunday 30th July                     King Edward Gardens Fete
2018             Thursday 12th April              Alexander Hall ( Environment Agency event )
                         Sunday 3rd June                     PL24 Community Association Big Lunch

The Neighbourhood Plan surgeries, set up by Cornwall Council, have been very helpful in formulating the plan, and have been attended by various members of the working group.

And, by sharing information with Par and Tywardreath Neighbourhood Plan steering group, we have been able to avoid duplication of work. It’s always useful sharing information!

As a result of the consultations, we have created the policy formation document, emerging policy and comments received from workshops below. Click the document name to open. We would love to hear your comments.

St Blaise Emerging Policies
St Blaise Workshop Comments
St Blaise Policy Formation