Truro and Kenwyn Neighbourhood Plan

Issued on behalf of Truro and Kenwyn Neighbourhood Plan Partnership Have you had your say on changes to Truro and Kenwyn Neighbourhood Plan? 9 March 2020 A big thank you to the hundreds of people who have given us their views on the proposed changes to the Truro and Kenwyn Neighbourhood Plan by coming along to one of our consultation events or visiting the Neighbourhood Plan website.

The current Truro and Kenwyn Neighbourhood Plan was formally adopted in December 2016. The proposed 2020 updates to the plan are to ensure that proposals for the Langarth Garden Village scheme and the 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.

Truro and Kenwyn Councils have been working together to understand how the Neighbourhood Plan can be updated to deliver this. We want to make sure that everyone living in Truro or in the parish of Kenwyn has the opportunity to help shape the future of their local community. Almost three hundred people visited our consultation events at Shortlanesend, Truro Library and the Farmers Market in Lemon Quay, with many more visiting the Neighbourhood Plan website http://trurokenwynplan.org and submitting their comments online.

We are staging two further consultation events before the closing date for comments on 22 March. These are taking place on: 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. 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 available to view on the Truro and Kenwyn Neighbourhood Plan website (http://trurokenwynplan.org). Comments are welcome by email at comments@trurokenwynplan.org. Following the closing date for comments, all comments will be considered by the two Councils and the plan amended to reflect the feedback. There will then be a further opportunity for comments to be made in the early summer of 2020.

The amended plan will then be considered by Cornwall Council before being inspected by an independent person ahead of a public referendum in the autumn of 2020. Find out more at www.trurokenwynplan.org