Fed up with inappropriate housing development in Illogan? Then join the Neighbourhood Development
Plan team on Thursday 26th June.
Illogan Parish Council will be joining forces with local residents to develop a development plan for Illogan – a plan which will become enshrined in law. Having a Neighbourhood Development Plan is the only way that local opinions can be given the full force of planning law. This means that it is vital to have a plan in place if we are to have any real say in how our parish is taken forward over the next fifteen years or so.
The process of developing the plan will take around twelve to eighteen months and members of the team will need to meet every few months to steer the work forward. It would be particularly useful if local people with development related skills such as knowledge of planning law, architecture or local history etc. could come forward to join the team. However, it is important to note that no experience of any kind is necessary – the important thing is to have a passion for protecting and enhancing our villages and hamlets within the parish.
It is also important to note that a Neighbourhood Development Plan will not give us carte blanche to block development of any kind. Our plan must ultimately be in compliance with Cornwall Council’s Local Plan. The important principle though is that our plan will enable us to have a say in how the Local Plan is implemented and it will give our views the force of law. It will also protect us from developers who may wish to take us beyond the development envisaged within the Local Plan.