Chairman of the Steering Group
St Erth Neighbourhood Plan
Chairman of St Erth’s Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, Councillor Mick Hanley, says he’s pleased to announce the start of six week’s consultation on the draft St Erth Neighbourhood Plan, which runs until the end of the first week in October.
Mr Hanley said “our draft Neighbourhood Plan has reached an important milestone when we now ask people if they agree with what the Plan says. Over the next six weeks, we will be asking our residents, businesses, stakeholders and others what they think of the work that has been done to reflect their ideas and concerns about our community’s future and how St Erth might evolve over the next 15 years.”
He continued that “the draft Plan deals with important matters like new homes, businesses and industrial units. It says where those buildings should go, what they should look like and what infrastructure, such as roads and lighting, should be provided. Once approved at a referendum next summer, it will be adopted by Cornwall Council as statutory planning policy.”
Neighbourhood Plan Project Manager, Peter Rylett, commented that “every household in St Erth will soon receive a copy of a summary of the full Plan which sets out the Objectives and Policies developed from responses to the 2014 Residents’ Survey and from what residents told us at the 2015 Community Engagement Events” and that “community events will be held during August and September, when people will have the opportunity to discuss the Objectives and the Policies with the Plan Team.”
These events will be held at:
Old School Room, St Hilary: Wednesday 24 August 5pm to 7.30pm
Smugglers Inn, St Erth Praze: Wednesday 31 August 5pm to 7.30pm
Frankie’s Diner, St Erth Industrial Estate: Wednesday 7 September 4.30pm to 7pm
Chapel Hall, St Erth: Saturday 10 September 2pm to 4.30pm and Thursday 22 September: 6pm to 8.30pm.
If people can’t attend these events, they can complete the feedback form which comes with the summary, or from Monday 22 August onwards, respond online at www.sterth-pc.gov.uk/np
Councillor Hanley concluded that “we hope for a really good response and promise to consider every comment we receive which will help us to improve the Plan.”