Time running out to have your say on what Cornwall will look like in 2030
By Anne North
Cornwall has only a few more days to respond to a major public consultation over where planners think new housing development should go.
The clock continues ticking until 5pm on 7th August – and after that, officials will proceed with long-term strategies which will shape the future of Cornwall for generations to come.
The eight-week consultation has embraced several large documents, packed with proposals and suggestions. Of these, the Cornwall Site Allocations Development Plan Document (Allocations DPD) is the one which reveals where new housing and employment projects are likely to take place.
The document includes ten maps, covering those parts of Cornwall which have yet to agree their own neighbourhood development plans. Areas lined in red are earmarked for housing; those coloured in green are "key strategic open space." Click on your local map to see details.
The introduction to the Plan, which sets out the officials’ vision of Cornwall up to 2030, says it is about “creating healthy, sustainable and attractive communities for our residents represents a core component of Cornwall Council’s strategy to make a positive difference for the quality of local residents’ lives.”
But for some local residents, who might not want a new housing estate at the bottom of their garden, next Monday is the deadline to come up with compelling arguments as to why the Plan should make no further progress.
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