St Erth Parish Council wants to create a Neighbourhood Plan because the Government has given local communities more power to influence decisions about where they live through a process called Neighbourhood Planning.
Over the past few months, we have been undertaking all of the preliminary tasks but are now ready to start involving you in developing the Plan.
A St Erth Neighbourhood Plan will set some objectives and planning policies to guide development and land use in the area which could, for example, indicate what type and where new houses should go and protect certain buildings from change of use.
Like everywhere else, St Erth is likely to see some new housing built over the next decade or so, albeit on a fairly modest scale. The residents’ survey, which will appear on this website on Friday 14 November, therefore asks a few questions about housing development.
Even though the Neighbourhood Plan will need to comply with national and county planning policies, it will become a unique part of Cornwall Council’s Local Plan and they will use it when deciding planning applications in St Erth.
Over the coming months we will start to develop a St Erth Neighbourhood Plan and the residents’ survey is an important first step in that process by gathering some initial information. The Plan needs to reflect the views of the local community, so your involvement is really important – and you will have more opportunities later on to help decide what policies should go into the Plan.
The survey needs to be completed by no later than 30th November 2014 and only one survey per household. When it is published on Friday, you can complete it either online at www.sterth-pc.gov.uk or as a paper copy which is being posted to every household in the parish. Instructions for returning paper copies are given at the end of the survey.
Rest assured that your response will be treated confidentially. We will not share copies of your survey response with anyone else.
And finally ……………. please check our website www.sterth-pc.gov.uk for updates and join the growing list of residents who wish to receive our forthcoming e-newsletters.
Keep informed and join the conversation!