Cornwall Council consults on plans for the growth of our towns

Residents are invited to get involved and have their say on a document which will set out where new housing and commercial development will be located within ten of Cornwall’s larger towns and their surrounding areas, plus two eco-community sites.

The Cornwall Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD) sets out proposals for where new homes, retail, office space and industrial space will be built over the next 12 years. The document also sets out some of the strategic infrastructure that should be put in place to support this growth.

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The Allocations DPD covers two eco-communities at West Carclaze (near St Austell) and Par Docks and these ten areas:-

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

The Allocations DPD is currently undergoing an ‘Examination in Public’, led by an organisation called the Planning Inspectorate, which looks at whether the Allocations DPD fit for purpose and whether the Council is able to adopt the DPD as planning policy and use it to determine planning applications. As part of this on-going examination process, various modifications to the Allocations DPD have been proposed which are now subject to this consultation.

Cornwall Council cabinet member for economy and planning Bob Egerton said: “The Allocations DPD represents our opportunity to take a proactive approach to the future growth and regeneration of our communities. This latest consultation relates to the schedule of proposed modifications and the associated evidence documents resulting from a lengthy examination by the planning inspector. It predominantly affects the towns of Bodmin, Saltash and Penzance. We welcome comments from all interested parties.”

The six week allocations development plan consultation will go live on the Cornwall Council website on Monday 10 September and all responses need to be received by the Council no later than 5pm on 22 October 2018.  There will be a Representation Form on the website for people to fill in. Copies of the documents can also be viewed at Council information centres/libraries in those towns covered by the DPD. There are details on the form on how this can be returned by email, post, or by hand to the libraries/information centres.

Bob Egerton adds: “This could represent the final opportunity for our 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.”

Story posted 10 September 2018