WE NEED YOUR VIEWS ON THE FUTURE PLANNING OF MENHENIOT PARISH – PLEASE TAKE PART IN THE 2017 SURVEY
We have now started the next stage in our Plan writing process. The first Menheniot Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) survey showed which issues were important to the community. These included protection of the landscape, housing, transport links, open spaces, community services and renewable energy.
Now we have started to prepare planning policies on the specific issues affecting our Parish, so we need to know your views in more detail. Please spend a little time to fill out the questionnaire, which you can find online here: SURVEY 2017. When you fill in the form, please consider your own position but please also think of the wider community, the needs of our children and future generations, and how one decision might impact on another.
If you want to find out more, you can drop-in to discuss the issues with the Neighbourhood Plan team at these locations, dates and times:
St Mary’s Church, Merrymeet, Friday 15th December 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Old School Room, Menheniot, Saturday 16TH December, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Parish Hall, Menheniot Thursday 25TH January 2018, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
See you there!
WHAT IS THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN?
The Localism Act 2011 introduced statutory Neighbourhood Planning in England. It enabled communities to draw up a plan for their area, auto give them a greater say in the development and sustainability of their local area.
A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led framework for guiding any future development, regeneration and conservation of an area. It may contain a vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities, or allocation of key sites for specific kinds of development.
The Plan must be approved in a referendum of all those who are able to vote in Menheniot Parish. If it is approved, the Plan will be ‘Made’ in law and must be used by Cornwall Council when deciding on planning applications in the Menheniot Parish area. Therefore replying to this survey gives you the opportunity to influence many of the planning decisions that will affect you and your family’s future.