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Launch of Vision for Torpoint July 2016

The Vision for Torpoint was adopted by Torpoint Town Council at its meeting in April and was officially presented to the Town at the Annual Parish Meeting on 26th May Local residents heard a presentation on the Vision by Neil Emery of Clifton Emery Design Limited and were given an opportunity to comment and ask questions. Members of the Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group were presented with copies of the plan and the Town Mayor Councillor M John Crago thanked them for their hard work and dedication over the last twelve months. The Mayor had great pleasure in handing a copy of the Vision for Torpoint to Mrs Rosemary Pellew from the Torpoint Archives. Copies of the Vision are available to read at the Torpoint Library, the Council Offices or electronically at: Members of the Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group have recently undertaken training made available to them through Cornwall Council and are currently working on writing the Plan Policies which will be presented to the people of Torpoint for their approval through a referendum. If you want to get involved in this exciting town project it is not too late, the Steering Group are looking for enthusiastic new members who would like to be involved in the delivery of the Vision for Torpoint. If you are interested please contact: Secretariat, Torpoint Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group email:, Tel: 01752 814165,

Posted: 11 January 2022

Neighbourhood Plan is submitted to Cornwall Council for Strategic Environmental Assessment

The Neighbourhood Development Plan has been submitted to Cornwall Council for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).  The Cornwall Council officer consultation is from 25th July until 15th August 2017.  It is hoped that the results of the consultation will be available by the next steering group meeting scheduled for Monday 11th September 2017.  If you are interested in supporting the development of the Neighbourhood Plan, or want to hear more, please come along to the meeting which commences at 7.00pm and is held in the Committee Room of the Council Chambers.

Posted: 4 August 2017

Draft Neighbouhood Plan consultation closes March 2017

At the steering group meeting on Monday 6th March 2017 members reviewed the comments made in response to the draft neighbourhood plan consultation which ran for the month of February 2017.  A record of the comments and the outcomes of the discussions will be posted on the website in the next few days.  The comments and changes will now be passed to the engaged planning consultant to update the draft document before going to the town council for adoption of the draft neighbourhood plan.  Once adopted by Torpoint town council the document will be forwarded to Cornwall Council for their consideration.

Steering group members wishes to thank all those who have taken the time to make comments or attend events on the draft neighbourhood plan document.

Posted: 7 March 2017

Landscape Institute Awards 2016 - Urban design and masterplanning


Torpoint Town Council and the Torpoint Neighbourhood Development Plan group have won a prestigious National Urban Design award from the Landscape Institute for its work on the Torpoint Vision. The award was presented to the Mayor of Torpoint, Clifton Emery Design and representatives at an awards ceremony in London on Thursday 24 November.

The Torpoint Vision project was submitted to the Landscape Institute by partner agency Clifton Emery Design. The urban design agency have been working alongside Torpoint Town Council and the Torpoint Neighbourhood Development Plan group for the past eighteen months, and have taken the responses and feedback from residents and transformed it into a glittering vision of what Torpoint might look like in years to come.

The winning submission in the class of Urban Design sets out a physical vision for the South-East Cornwall town of Torpoint. The Vision will now underpin the Neighbourhood Development Plan, which the town is actively working towards.

The judges at the Landscape Institute Awards said that the Torpoint Vision "was a robust and deliverable project clearly supported by a fully-costed and realistically phased business plan a piece of delightful work."

Neil Emery from Clifton Emery Design, who has been working with the Torpoint team from the beginning said "As a designer, its always an honour to be shortlisted for an award, but to win; that is a real achievement. On behalf of my team at Clifton Emery Design, Id like to congratulate Torpoint on this impressive and prestigious award." He added, "As an agency, we are excited to continue to work with the town, to translate this vision into a reality."

The Town Mayor of Torpoint Councillor John Crago added, "This is a real honour for the townspeople of Torpoint; a symbol of all the hard graft and teamwork. We are very, very proud today is a great day for Torpoint. Thank you to everyone who has played a part in our success so far."

The Torpoint Town Council would like to thank the following for all their contributions; Torpoint Neighbourhood Development Plan steering group, Neil Emery and the team at Clifton Emery Design, Neal Jillings at Jillings Heynes Planning and the residents of Torpoint for their ongoing commitment and support.

Posted: 1 December 2016

Town council appoints planning consultants to draft the neighbourhood development plan

Torpoint Town Council have appointed Jillings Heynes planning consultants to draft the neighbourhood development plan document.  The appointed consultants are meeting with the steering committee and councillors on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 to firstly tour the town, following by focused meetings to gain a better understanding of the town and its priorities for land use.

Posted: 18 November 2016