Our members are: Pat Farrell (lead), Rob Follett, Jane Horn, Charmian Larke, Nat Nixon, Jan Robson, Dorrit Smith and Jan Trefusis.
The Parish of Mylor covers a large area, all of which is within an Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB). Parts of the creeks and headlands are bounded by an SSI (area of special scientific interest). These areas have specific protection in law. Communities change over time and you can see photographic evidence of this in many of the pubs in the area as well as evidence collected by local history societies.
How do we manage change in the future? The environment group seeks to protect our natural and historic background, including the landscapes and seascapes. Accepting that change happens, how can it be made while mitigating the effects of climate change and flood risks? Can we take advantage of green energy schemes to reduce our reliance on polluting fossil fuels? Can a future increase in housing and business be accomplished without destroying the very reason that many people want to live and work here?
We need your help. Join us and help answer some of these questions. You can join our group, or you can sign up to help give your opinion and agree to be surveyed at various times as the plan starts to come together.
Our future, our plan
News updates from the Environment group listed below:
Charmian Larke introduces some of the Environment Group’s ideas as they develop policies for the Plan. Sir David Attenborough recently told the UN Climate Conference (Katowice, Poland, 3 December 2018) that climate change is humanity’s greatest threat in thousands of … Continue reading →
This week, from 10 October we start our series of public consultation meetings which will help form the policies that will appear in the Neighbourhood Development Plan. There are meetings about Housing Development and Affordable Housing, Business and Economy, Transport … Continue reading →
Pat Farrell explains why wildlife and habitats should always be taken into account when designing and locating a new housing development New housing can have a detrimental effect on local wildlife. For instance, the loss of natural wildlife corridors such … Continue reading →
Pat Farrell from the Environment topic group invites us to think about our wildlife and how it can be integrated into new housing developments. The Environment group is considering the impact on wildlife of any developments – housing or otherwise … Continue reading →