Have your say on changes to Truro and Kenwyn Neighbourhood Plan

Published: 07 February 2020

Truro and Kenwyn Councils have been working together to understand how our Neighbourhood Plan can be updated to best plan for change from the Langarth and Pydar Street developments and climate change emergencies called by both councils. The proposed changes to the Truro and Kenwyn Neighbourhood Plan will be formally published on 10th February 2020 launching a 6 week period of public consultation.

Make sure you have your say by coming along to one of our consultation events or visiting the Neighbourhood Plan website http://trurokenwynplan.org  where you can submit your comments online and find out more.

  Tuesday, 25 February, 2pm to 8pm Shortlanesend Village Hall

Thursday, 27 February 10am till 4pm Truro Library

Saturday, 29 February, 10am till 2pm Farmers Market, Lemon Quay

Thursday, 12 March 10am till 2pm Truro Library

Friday, 13 March 2pm till 8pm Threemilestone Community Centre

The Neighbourhood Plan is a locally led document that plans for meeting local needs for housing, community facilities and jobs and where they should go. It also helps plan for and protect the green and open spaces that are important to the community.

The current Truro and Kenwyn Neighbourhood Plan was formally adopted in December 2016. The proposed 2020 updates to the plan will help ensure that proposals for the Langarth development and Pydar Street redevelopment are underpinned by good design principles and respond to the declaration of Climate Change Emergencies by Cornwall Council and Truro City and Kenwyn Parish Councils.

There are suggestions for new policies to improve health and wellbeing and create a greener city with more sustainable ways to travel, as well as promoting better energy efficiency, drainage and other environmental standards for new buildings and places.

The revised plan proposals are now available to view on the Truro and Kenwyn Neighbourhood Plan website (http://trurokenwynplan.org). There will then be a six weeks consultation period to enable local residents and businesses to comment on the proposals.  The closing date for comments is Friday, 22 March.

Once residents and other local organisations have had a chance to look at the plan and comments have been made and considered, the plan will be amended to reflect the feedback. Changes will be incorporated, to respond to feedback, with a further opportunity for comments to be made in the early summer of 2020. It will then be considered by Cornwall Council before being inspected by an independent person ahead of a public referendum in the autumn of 2020.

'This update of the Neighbourhood Development Plan is a welcome opportunity for residents and businesses to have their say in what happens to Truro and Kenwyn” said Truro City Councillor Maurice Vella, Joint Vice Chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group. “I urge everyone to visit an event.  We really need your comments to help make this the best plan for our villages and city”.

“This is a great opportunity for the residents of Truro and Kenwyn to help shape our local environment for both the present and future generations’ added Kenwyn Parish Councillor Derek Green, Joint Vice Chairman of the Working Group.  

Find out more at www.trurokenwynplan.org