We are delighted to have handed the full draft Plan to Cornwall Council on 3 February 2020, a major milestone for us. The Plan will now receive technical advice from the Local Planning Authority and several environmental agencies on our planning policies. As required by EU law (which still applies), our draft Plan will be screened to determine if the community’s development proposals will have a significant effect on the Parish’s natural and historic built environment.
If so, we will need to carry out a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), which is a great deal of extra work. We have done our best to craft the Plan with preservation of the environment top of our agenda, so we hope this extra assessment will not be necessary. Fingers crossed.
The Plan has also gone to all members of the Parish Council, for their information and comment. We expect to hear back from Cornwall Council and the Parish Council in early March. Assuming we do not need to undertake a full SEA, we intend to produce the Final Draft for ratification by the Parish Council at the end of March.
The way will then be clear for us to hold the statutory 6-week pre-submission consultation with all parishioners, starting in April. This is an opportunity for everyone in the Parish to comment. You will be able to do that via this website, on paper in writing or by email, and at exhibitions and events around the Parish.
Wherever you live or work in the Parish please take part in this final consultation and give us views about the future for our communities.