Where we live and how we spend our time can have a big impact on our health and wellbeing. The 2017 Director of Public Health Annual Report for Cornwall explores some of the key factors linking our health, housing and the wider environment, some of which pose a serious challenge to the wellbeing of the population and the services that work to address them. In planning to provide for local needs and support the maintenance of our ageing housing stock, and to protect and enhance the supply of open space and leisure opportunities, Neighbourhood Plans can help address the issues raised in the DPH report.
Initial scoping work was carried out in 2014, followed up by more detailed community consultation and engagement in 2015. The Neighbourhood Plan Committee [ie the Steering Group] that worked through 2015 to 2020 to prepare the Plan included both Parish Councillors and members of local community organisations and interested individuals drawn from our community, so that there was a broad input of ideas, opinions and effort. The Committee enthusiastically engaged in carrying out research, analysing data, discussing its implications and drawing up the draft Plan, over a series of many meetings.
Consultation Statement 2020 – Contains details of community engagement and feedback during the draft Neighbourhood Development Plan consultation stage in 2019.
Cornwall Council carried out further consultations on the Plan in 2020 after it was submitted, the results of which can be found at on the Cornwall Council on-line Planning Register by searching under reference PA20/00005/NDP