The two Task Groups, Built Environment and Natural Environment, comprising nearly forty members between them, are both hard at work building a picture of the area and identifying what is special about where we live. The Built Environment Group is led by Jessica Colliver and Jonathan Manser, with secretary Judith Summers; the Natural Environment Group is led by Nicola Shanks and Constance Moore, with secretary Andrew Corser. Look out for community stands around St Just and Pendeen during the summer, where group members will be asking your opinions about the area:
• What is important to you?
• How do you want this area to develop?
• Where should we build new homes?
• Which green spaces should we preserve?
• What have we got?
• What have we lost?
• What must we keep?
It’s important to remember that we may not be able to stop change, but if we work together we can influence it. So please share your thoughts and ideas with us.
The Council has set up a Community Engagement Working Party which will look at its how it engages with the local community on the issue of neighbourhood planning and would be holding public events across the parish to inform the local community about neighbourhood plans, to determine the level of interest within the parish for the development of a plan and to seek volunteers from the community to participate in the process.
If anyone is interested in becoming involved in the process, please contact the Town Clerk either by email or telephone.
For further information please see http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/planning/neighbourhood-planning/
For background reading, you may like to look at these links, which detail previous work done in the area and will inform our Neighbourhood Plan:
2. Previous work done in 2009-2010
- Summary of Public Consultation: St Just in Penwith rural priority parish May 2010
- Appraisal of Potential Rural Exception Sites of Local Needs Affordable Housing 2010
Plus these attachments, all from 2017: