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Neighbourhood Development Plan

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Neighbourhood Development Plan Survey

We are holding some roadshows in the next couple of weeks that all the community are invited to attend. The times and dates are:

  • Wed 22nd February - 7-8pm - Gwennap Church Hall
  • Thu 23rd February - 7-8pm - Cusgarne School
  • Mon 27th February - 7-8pm - Frogpool Chapel Hall
  • Thu 2nd March - 7-8pm - Pulla Cross Playing Field
  • Fri 3rd March - 7-8pm - Crofthandy Village Hall

Free refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

Now is your chance to influence future development in Gwennap Parish and your opinion counts. We are now running a parish-wide survey to gauge opinion on what matters most to the people who live and work in the area. The survey will be sent out with the Winter edition of our newsletter, but it is also available online. Click here to take part in our online Survey.

The results of this survey will determine the underpinning principles and overall direction of our plan and so it is very important that you, your family and your neighbours take this opportunity to make your views known.

Please complete this Neighbourhood Development Plan Survey by 31 January 2017.

What is the Neighbourhood Development Plan all about?

A Neighbourhood Development Plan is a new way for local people to influence the planning and development of the area in which they live and work. It lasts for 15 years and should: Develop a community shared vision for Gwennap Parish. Choose where new homes, shops, offices and other development should be built. Influence how much housing should be built, and of what type. Identify and protect important local green spaces or other treasured assets. Once approved, our plan will have legal force in setting out what development is acceptable in our parish and for what reasons. Developers and local authority planners will have to take notice of it. Without a Neighbourhood Plan we will have little control over any development that takes place and will receive less community funds from those developments. The cost of creating the plan is mostly met by a grant from central government, not by the Parish itself.

We can influence development, not stop it altogether - Our Neighbourhood Development Plan must, in general, comply with Cornwall Council's Local Plan and the government's wider policy of sustainable development. It is likely that some new housing will have to be built in Gwennap Parish. Having a Neighbourhood Development Plan in place will help us ensure that this housing is suitable for the parish and meets the needs of our area. It will also help identify the facilities and services that we need to meet the demands that new housing will make upon our community.

NDP Steering Group Meeting

The next meeting of the NDP steering group is on 24th November.

Designation of a Neighbourhood Area

31st August 2016 - Cornwall Council, being the Local Planning Authority, has approved Gwennap Parish Council's application for the designation of the Parish of Gwennap as a Neighbourhood Area to be used for the creation of a Neighbourhood Development Plan.

It all starts here

Gwennap Parish neighbourhood plan What do you love about our area? What don't you like about our area? What might you change about the parish if you had the opportunity?

We are aiming to create a neighbourhood development plan for Gwennap Parish, and are wanting to hear from as many residents as possible to form an idea of what is and isn't wanted. We are in the very early stages of this process and more information will be coming soon.