Tuesday 3 May 2016

St Ives Neighbourhood Plan - Open Forum

St Ives Cornwall - Neighbourhood Plan
St Ives Cornwall - Neighbourhood Plan

St Ives Neighbourhood Plan  sets out proposals for development in and around St Ives for the next 15 years.

A Neighbourhood Plan sets out the community’s views on the development and use of land. This includes setting policies on where development should go, how development is designed and where to give permission for certain types of development.

There will be a referendum on Thursday 5th May 2016 - where all local residents will be able to vote - simply yes to accept or no to reject.

The plan has generated a lot of comment - in the press, on social media and around town.

St Ives Town Council will be hosting an Open Forum to give residents the chance to hear more, have their say and to help them to make an informed choice when they vote.

Tuesday 3rd May 2016 at 7.00 pm.
St Ives Guildhall.
More info:
St Ives Town Council - Website

I'm planning to go along and would urge others to do so.

Most discussion so far has focussed on just one small part of the document - the section that proposes restrictions on new development for second homes in the area. There is a lot more in there - the plan covers a whole host of local issues including:
  • Culture
  • Heritage
  • Economic Development
  • Housing
  • Open Spaces
  • Leisure
  • Transport
A good first step would be to take a look at the plan
You can read it in full here:
St Ives Cornwall - Neighbourhood Plan - 2015 - 2030

St Ives TV have produced a film that summarises the content of the plan and both sides of the argument - well worth watching:
Film - St Ives Neighbourhood Plan

There is also a website and Facebook page with more information and news:

St Ives Neighbourhood Plan - Website

St Ives Neighbourhood Plan - Facebook

This will all have a big impact on the way St Ives develops over the next few years - so whatever conclusion you come to - I'd urge everybody to read the plan, attend the open forum and to vote on Thursday 5th May.

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