The Liskeard Community Strategic Plan was drawn up under the direction of a Steering Committee of Liskeard Town Forum in 2008. It was conceived as 25 year plan for the town, based on an extensive community questionnaire and enthusiastic work by six volunteer groups tackling the various topics. and in many ways pioneered the approach now taken in the statutory Neighbourhood Planning provisions set up under the Localism act. Funding for the Plan came from the Market and Coastal Towns Initiative.
The Community Strategic Plan has a bold vision that ‘our town will be a flourishing, forward-looking employment and retail centre; that it will be a welcoming community providing high-quality living and amenities for all, a community in which people want to live and work and which nonresidents want to visit’.
There was no statutory provision for the Community Strategic Plan to be taken forward when it was first published, which limited its use to guidance only. However the Community Strategic Plan included a considerable amount of research and has many interesting ideas that should be considered as part of the Evidence Base for the Liskeard Neighbourhood Plan.
Copies of the three volumes of the plan can be found below.
Liskeard Community Strategic Plan volume 4, which was issued as a CD, can be found here: Volume 4