We continue to move forward with developing a Neighbourhood Plan for the parish. In January we produced our suggested Vision and Objectives based on what you have told us matters to you. We have now taken the next step and developed this into a set of Policy Intentions. This document takes each of the Objectives and suggests how these might be developed into policies.
Click on the button below to find a copy of the Policy Intentions.
The wording is a draft and subject to your comments, so please let us know what you think by emailing us at NDP-SG@poundstock-pc.gov.uk or by writing to the NDP c/o Poundstock Parish Council, Trevoulter Barton, Poundstock, Bude, Cornwall EX23 0DH.
Alternatively we are organising an event on:
13 May 2023 at 2pm at the Gildhouse
where we will present the Policy Intentions and you will have a chance to ask questions and to give your feedback.
Following that we will prepare a draft neighbourhood plan for you to consider.
Remember, this is your Neighbourhood Development Plan and requires your input as we go through the various stages required before a final referendum on the finished Plan.
A copy of the Vision and Objectives statement can be found by clicking on the button below
26 November 2022 Consultation Event
A consultation event took place at the Gildhouse, Poundstock on Saturday 26 November at 2pm. At the event there was a presentation of the results of the recent Parish Questionnaire, the Community Hall consultation, and the Local Landscape Character Assessment (LLCA). The completion of the Questionnaire and the production of the LLCA are both important steps in putting together a Neighbourhood Plan and in describing what matters to you in the Parish.
Copies of the LLCA, Questionnaire Results and the 26 November Presentation can be found by clicking on the buttons below.
Please let us have your comments, particularly on the LLCA, which is still in draft form. It will be finalised following further consultation.
You can email us at NDP-SG@poundstock-pc.gov.uk
March 2022 Consultation
The last public consultation was at the Gildhouse on Saturday 12 March. A copy of the March presentation can be found via the link below
Poundstock Parish Housing Needs Survey
A Housing Needs Survey was undertaken in the parish in the autumn of 2021. A report of the survey has now been produced by Cornwall Council. A copy of the report, together with a Survey Responses Report can be found via the link button below.
Aims and Objectives
These comprise a series of statements which try to encapsulate your vision for the parish. They will form the basis for the policies that are written out in the Neighbourhood Plan. The statements have evolved as we learn more about how you see the parish. The statements, together with your comments on them, can be seen via the link button below. Do let us know what you think by emailing us at NDP-SG@poundstock-pc.gov.uk
What is a Neighbourhood Development Plan?
The Localism Act 2011 introduced a new type of community led plan ‘The Neighbourhood Development Plan’. Under the Localism Act Parish and Town Councils can write a NDP for their area giving the local community a chance to create a vision and planning policies for the use and development of land in the parish or neighbourhood. It is an exciting opportunity for communities to become directly involved in planning policy.
The area designated for our Neighbourhood Plan is the parish of Poundstock. A map of this area can be found by clicking the link below.
Where does the Neighbourhood Development Plan fit in?
- National Policy: National Planning Policy Framework
- Cornwall Policy: Cornwall Local Plan
- Parish Policy: Neighbourhood Development Plan
Neighbourhood Development Plans (NDP) can set out local level planning policies for the area, shaping future development. Once the plan is made, it will become part of the Local Development Framework, and will be a material consideration in the determination of planning applications. Subject to conforming to National Planning Policies, the Cornwall Local Plan strategic policies, an independent examination and gaining support through a referendum of residents, this plan will be adopted as a formal planning policy by Cornwall Council. Once adopted this means that planning decisions in Poundstock will have to be made in accordance with the Neighbourhood Development Plan.
Who prepares the Poundstock Neighbourhood Development Plan?
The plan, which is led by the Parish Council, can set out local level planning policies for the area, shaping future development.
The process for Poundstock, was commenced in 2017, when the area for the plan was designated, that area is the Parish of Poundstock which is far reaching and diverse including Bangors, Helscott, Millook, Tregole, Treskinnick Cross, Trewint & Widemouth Bay
What is the Poundstock Neighbourhood Development Plan?
Poundstock Parish Council has formed a Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, it consists of Parish Councillors, community representatives and business owners , reporting directly to the Parish Council.
The Steering Group was formed so that the work involved in producing the plan was legally followed, with a band of volunteers and representatives of the Parish Council. The work of the Steering group was to initially formulate a programme of consultation to capture the views of the electorate on the matters that concerned them currently, or what they wished for the future, these would be the Objectives. The consultations would lead to data analysis of the objectives that needed to be shaped and prepared as policies for the plan that will become part of the Local Development Framework, and would be a material consideration in the determination of planning applications for the Parish.
Once the draft plan is prepared, it is subject to scrutiny by Cornwall Council to ensure that it conforms to National Planning Policies, the Cornwall Local Plan strategic policies. The plan will then be subject to an independent examination and having gained support through a referendum of residents, the completed plan will be adopted as a formal planning policy by Cornwall Council. Once adopted this means that planning decisions in Poundstock will have to be made in accordance with the Neighbourhood Development Plan.
It already has been and will continue be a long and arduous process, reliant on support and participation from everyone in the Parish. The Steering Group is just a conduit to prepare the plan for everyone who wishes to either safeguard the Parish from unsuitable development or promote where development would be best placed in the Parish. It is a development plan written by and for the community………… it really is up to YOU.
When the final document is written and has passed all of the relevant checks you will be asked to vote on it (as you would in an election). If 50% of those that vote agree that it is acceptable it will become an official document (a made Plan) that will be used to determine planning applications against. This is an important document and it is important that we get it right. Your help in that process is appreciated.