Residents urged to have their say on plans for the growth of Cornwall’s towns

Residents only have a few days left to submit their comments to Cornwall Council on where new housing and commercial development could be located within some of Cornwall’s largest towns.

The consultation deadline to have your say on the Cornwall Site Allocations Development Plan is 5pm on 22 October 2018.

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The plan covers two eco-communities at West Carclaze, near St Austell and Par Docks and these 10 areas:

  • Penzance and  Newlyn
  • Hayle
  • Camborne-Pool-Illogan-Redruth
  • Helston
  • Falmouth and Penryn
  • St Austell
  • Newquay
  • Bodmin
  • Launceston
  • Saltash

The Cornwall Site Allocations Development Plan is currently undergoing an examination in public, led by central government’s independent Planning Inspectorate, which considers whether the document is fit for purpose and if the Council can adopt it as planning policy and use it to determine planning applications.

As part of this on-going examination process, various modifications to the plan have been proposed which are now subject to this consultation.

Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for economy and planning Bob Egerton said: “The plan represents our opportunity to take a proactive approach to the future growth and regeneration of our communities. We want to ensure as many residents as possible respond to this consultation as their feedback will help to shape the future of their community.”

“This could represent the final opportunity for residents to be able to influence a document that is setting the strategy for the growth of many of our larger towns, so I would urge people to get involved and have their say.”

You can get involved by accessing the consultation documents online. The Cornwall Site Allocations Development Plan is also in the libraries and information centres within the towns covered by the document. 


Story posted 15 October 2018