Neighbourhood Development Plan – Your Parish, Your Plan, Your Chance To Have A Say

Proposals are coming together for a series of consultation activities to provide everyone living and working within the Parish of St Stephen in Brannel with the chance to have their say in the creation of our Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP).
Despite COVID, the Steering Group, tasked by the Parish Council to collate the thoughts and ideas for our Plan, have carried on meeting virtually and have actually made significant progress in getting it ready for submission. However, what the Group now needs is to share the Plan’s themes and objectives with the community so that it can capture everyone’s thinking and add any additional points before it looks for Cornwall Council’s review and approval.

A schedule of consultation activities is therefore being drawn up to take place late August to enable people to view the scope of the Plan so far and add any comments. It is hoped that this will include a series of face-to-face events (adhering to Government COVID guidance at that time) plus the launch of an online portal which everyone who is interested will be encouraged to sign-up to.

Councillor Kim Wonnacott, Chair of the NDP Steering Group, says: “It’s imperative that we give everyone the chance to have their say and although many of us are happy to use the internet, we equally realise that some may not have access, so we are deliberately building a schedule which gives the chance to meet face-to-face or receive a hard copy as well.”

The online portal, which is being launched in partnership with Go Collaborate, a Falmouth University team who are working with a range of different Parish Councils to help them complete their Plans, should be live by the end of August and the Steering Group are keen to hear from local organisations who may be planning events during the month to see if the Plan can be shared at these alongside it going online. If you are planning an event and would be happy for the Steering Group to be there in some form too, please do contact the NDP Steering Group administrator Julie Fairman on nhplan@ststepheninbrannel-pc.org.uk or call the Parish Council office.