Camelford Neighbourhood Plan takes big step forward
Camelford’s Neighbourhood Plan, which will help shape development in the parish for the coming 15 years, has taken a significant step towards completion.
Over the past six months policy working groups, made up of local volunteers, have been analysing the results of the major public consultation which took place last year, and checking other research and policy documents to form policies for the Plan. Aspects such as housing, transport, employment, landscape, and community facilities form the backbone of the Plan, which will actively affect all planning decisions in the future.
Claire Hewlett, Secretary of the Neighbourhood Plan said “All the volunteers have worked so hard over the winter and we’re very close to being able to present a draft plan. They should feel very proud of their work”.
All that work now has to be drawn together and undergo compliance checking, meaning that Cornwall Council have to check that our policies don’t contravene National or Local Planning Policies. It is hoped in the near future a draft plan will be released to further public consultation.
Lee Dunkley, Treasurer of the Neighbourhood Plan steering group and Town Clerk, added “This is a unique chance for the local community to have a real impact, with legal weighting, on how development happens within Camelford. The working groups are developing policies based directly on the consultation undertaken last year, and people will have the chance to have further say at public events this spring and summer.”