The referendum to give the seal of approval to Illogan Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) will be held in the Parish on
Thursday 11 April 2019
THE TIME HAS COME TO VOTE
The Illogan Parish NDP contains policies developed through consultation with Parish residents over the past 3 years and will help ensure that any new development reflects the views of local people
If the plan is approved through the referendum, future development in the Parish will be concentrated within the new settlement boundaries thus preserving the important gaps between the settlements and protecting local green spaces.
If approved the Illogan Parish NDP will be used by Cornwall Council alongside the Cornwall Local Plan to help shape the future of the area in which we live and work and runs in tandem with the Cornwall Local Plan to help determine planning applications within the Parish.
Illogan is a thriving Parish with a distinctive rural feel and a rich and diverse historical
heritage. This plan is committed to fulfilling our housing obligations as outlined within the Cornwall Council’s Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth re-generation programme. The policies detailed within the plan focus on supporting small developments within the current settlement boundaries and will restrict development which would harm the rural nature and heritage characteristics of our parish.
You can vote in the referendum if you live in the parish of Illogan if:
- you are registered to vote in local council elections; and
- you are 18 years of age or over on 11 April 2019.
You should have already received your polling card, if not you can check if you are registered to vote by calling the Cornwall Council Helpline on 0300 123 1115.
If you agree with the contents on the Plan – Vote ‘YES’
If you disagree with the contents of the Plan – Vote ‘NO’
More information can be found on the Cornwall Council website Neighbourhood Planning page or the Parish Council Office.
Firstly, an explanation; What is a Neighbourhood Development Plan?
It’s a new initiative, with the force of law, that means that you can have your say of the future development within the Parish of Illogan.
The plan will cover the whole Parish(see map), & by law it must reflect local people’s views of how they wish their area to develop. This includes not only local residents, but landowners, business owners & people who work in the Parish or wish to move to the area.
If you take advantage of our public footpaths, woods and open spaces that surround us you will surely have an opinion about which parts of our Parish you would like to preserve for future generations.
The Parish has a number of historically interesting buildings, and landscape features that have played an important part in making the area we live in what it is today. Every resident, business, surgery, community group is a stakeholder in our future and we want you to get involved in developing our Neighbourhood Plan.
Many of you have already become involved by completing & submitting the extensive survey that was circulated towards the end of last year, and attended the consultation events that took place in early March 2017.
There will be other opportunities to engage with, and inform this process to make a real difference, so please keep up to date with the ‘latest information’ section of this website.
A short video ‘Understanding Neighbourhood Planning’ can be viewed here;