The Liskeard Neighbourhood Plan is here!
A copy of the Plan, and supporting documents, can be found on the right of, or below this page. The time for comments on the draft Plan has now passed. We are currently preparing the next edition, for submission to Cornwall Council in the near future.
The journey so far…
The Liskeard Neighbourhood Development Plan has arrived!
The Working Groups and Steering Group worked intensively on sustainability checks and policy drafting during the summer and autumn of 2016. In October 2016 Liskeard Town Council’s Planning Committee was asked to note and comment on the first draft of the full Neighbourhood Plan. Since then we have been editing text and preparing the 1st draft. The Plan arrived on Monday 21st November. From the 21st November a ten-day ‘Community Feedback’ period was be held, in which the Neighbourhood Plan was presented to the community for the first time. From Monday 5th December the Plan went on to the formal consultation period, which lasted until 31st January 2017.
We will change the Plan in the light of comments received, and then in summer 2017 we will submit the Neighbourhood Plan to Cornwall Council, which will carry out various checks, re-consult, and then take the Plan through an Independent Examination, leading up to the formal Referendum later in 2017
If you wish to enquire or comment, please use the Contact Us link on the menu bar at the top of this page.
Although we cannot take any additional comments into account at this stage, they will be considered later this year when Cornwall Council has carried out its consultations on the Plan.
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
It gives people like ourselves a real say in how our community develops – the way that land is used for housing, business, shops and leisure. It can also protect green spaces and influence the design of buildings and estates.
Local people play a major role in making the plan. It’s part of their democratic right granted by the Localism Act.
The plan has to be agreed through a local referendum. It may take up to 2 years to complete. It will have legal force for the next 20 years, and must be followed by Cornwall Council when making planning decisions.
Why should we Care?
Are we up for taking part in some tough decisions about the future of the town? Things like where housing should go, jobs created, shopping developed and play spaces increased. Or do we let those decisions be made elsewhere?
The Liskeard Neighbourhood Plan is this community’s chance to make these important decisions locally, and to strongly influence how future planning applications are decided. The more people that get involved, the better chance there is of making this a brilliant plan for Liskeard!
Are you on board? It’s not too late to join us.
We are getting there! But there’s still plenty of time to get on board by:
- Keeping up-to-date via the dedicated web-site, posters, the press, radio, and the Town Crier.
- Talking about the Plan with friends and neighbours – spread the word!
- Contributing your ideas and suggestions. Please use the comments box on this page.
- Commenting on the draft plan before it goes off for inspection and we all vote on it.
- If you have plenty of time to spare…volunteering to serve on the Neighbourhood Plan Team to help manage the process.
The Liskeard Neighbourhood Plan is supported by grant awarded by the Supporting Communities in Neighbourhood Planning Programme led by Locality in association with RTPI/Planning Aid England, CDF and partners, available through the My Community Rights website.
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