What will your neighbourhood look like in 20 years’ time?
Since 2012, local communities have been able to produce Neighbourhood Plans for their local area, putting in place planning policies for the future development and growth of the Neighbourhood. Following initial public consultation meetings in 2014, St Clement Parish Council has decided to work with local residents to write a Neighbourhood Plan covering the whole of the parish. Neighbourhood Plans relate to the use and development of land and associated social, economic and environmental issues. Depending on what you the residents tell us, it may deal with a wide range of issues, such as housing, employment, heritage and transport, or it may focus on just one or two issues of particular local importance.
The St Clement Neighbourhood Development Plan Referendum
The St Clement Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan finally went to referendum on the 15th July 2021 and resulted in 94.15% in favour, 5.85% against.
Claire Jenkin, Deputy Counting Officer for Cornwall Council declared “that more than half of those voting have voted In favour of the St Clement Neighbourhood Plan”.
The turnout for voting was 20.12%.
Covid -19 virus – March 2020 Update – St Clement Neighbourhood Development Plan Referendum – Cornwall Council have released the following press statement.”
February 2020 Update – St Clement Neighbourhood Development Plan – Referendum – Thursday, 2nd April 2020. The Polling Stations will be at Tresillian, Malpas, St Clement, and St Erme village/parish halls.
Comment from Emma Ball, Neighbourhood Development Plan Officer for Cornwall Council advised the steering group of the referendum process: –
“Each resident on the Electoral register will receive a polling card and hard copies will be sent out to the previous venues for residents to view the amended Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP)and examination report. Residents will have the opportunity to register to vote in the lead up to the referendum and request a postal vote and deadlines will be set out in the information for voters and information statement documents we publish. The documents are e-mailed to the clerk by Election Services.”
Cornwall Council Individual Decision – St Clement Neighbourhood Plan Proposal: Post Examination Report Modifications and Referendum – press this link to documents held on Cornwall Council’s website February 2020
12th February 2020 Steering Group Meeting was convened to discuss the final stages of the Neighbourhood Development Plan process. The notes of this meeting may be found under Recent Posts.
January 2020 Update
The draft Neighbourhood Development Plan was approved by Cornwall Council and has been subject to Independent Examination by a Planning Inspector. A final version has now been recommended to Cornwall Council for referendum. The final version is available on the download page. We will publicise the date of the Referendum when we so are advised – the NDP only becomes part of the planning policy when a majority of voters in the referendum vote for it.
Comment from Emma Ball, Neighbourhood Planning Officer:
I have changed the date on the front cover to January 2020 which is attached. I have checked the amended NDP and sent it for sign off with a report. I will let you know when it is signed off and when a date is set for the Referendum. You should all be very pleased with what the steering group have achieved. All the hard work is done.
July 2019 Update
The pre-submission consultation showed broad support for the Neighbourhood Development Plan Draft. St Clement Parish Council approved the draft document on the 26th June 2019 for submission to Cornwall Council. The draft documents may be found under the Download page.
Timeline Chart, 4th May 2019
Timeline procedure of creating the St Clement Parish Neighbourhood Planning Document may be found under the Consultations page.