The Liskeard Neighbourhood Plan is here!
The Neighbourhood Plan journey has been a long and eventful one with many local people getting on board at various stations/stops along the way. It has taken rather longer than the original timetable suggested and not all signals have been green………….. on occasion the train’s got stuck in a siding while we scratched our heads on the best way forward, and some new track has needed to be laid to negotiate changing rules and regulations..… shovelling coal is hard work, and with hills to climb we have sometimes run short of steam…….. but with continued community volunteer support, we have steadily gained momentum; the train is still on track – Full Steam Ahead now towards it’s final destination! Following Cornwall Council’s consultation and full legal checking procedures as well as a successful outcome with an independent inspector and public hearing, we are now ready to vote on our community Neighbourhood Plan at a referendum, so that it can come into force
A copy of the post-examination draft Plan, and supporting documents, can be found on the right of, or below this page on mobile devices.
The referendum on the Liskeard Neighbourhood Development Plan will be held on Thursday 25thOctober 2018 at polling stations that will be published shortly. More details to follow soon….
The journey so far…
Over the winter of 2016/2017 the consultation draft of the Plan was available for local people and various local and national organisations to comment on. We made changes to the Plan in the light of comments received, and formally submitted the Neighbourhood Plan to Cornwall Council on Friday 25th August 2017.
After another round of consultation, Liskeard Town Council and Cornwall Council appointed Deborah McCann BSc MRICS MRTPI Dip Arch Con Dip LD as the independent inspector to examine the Neighbourhood Development Plan for the Liskeard area. She decided to call a public hearing as part of the examination process which took place on Monday 26th March 2018. Following the Hearing, Ms McCann published her report, in which she found that subject to certain modifications recommended in her report, the Plan should proceed to referendum. The examination report and amended Neighbourhood Plan is available to view here: Examiner’s Report
The Plan has been amended in accordance with the Examiners Report, and we now look forward to the referendum on 25th October 2018.
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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. The plan has to be agreed through a local referendum. It will have legal force for the next 20 years, and must be followed by Cornwall Council when making planning decisions.
Local people play a major role in making the plan. It’s part of their democratic right granted by the Localism Act. The more people that get involved, the better chance there is of making this a brilliant plan for Liskeard! So far the involvement of the community through volunteering, commenst and support has been great! On the basis of what people have said the Plan aims to deliver the following vision:
THE PLAN VISION
LISKEARD – A MODERN CORNISH MARKET TOWN
- A Cornish market town with a distinct identity and character
- A vibrant and friendly community built on a human scale
- A place where people from the surrounding area come to use services, shops, cultural and leisure facilities
- Set in a valued rural, agricultural landscape between the sea and the moor
LISKEARD WILL BE:
- A thriving modern market town at the heart of South East Cornwall
- A place where people can work in rewarding jobs supporting a vibrant economy
- An attractive place to live with a range of housing to meet local needs
- A caring community supporting residents of all age and social groups through health, education, employment, and enjoyment of cultural and leisure facilities
- An attractive centre which retains its human scale, and where people want to access services, meet and shop
- A place that fosters mobility and healthy living with a sustainable transport network for walkers, cyclists and those who depend on public transport
- A place that attracts visitors and supports tourism in S E Cornwall
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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