Roseland Plan Update – October 2015

The Roseland Plan received a decisive ‘YES’ vote in the referendum in August – 75% of the votes cast were in favour of wanting Cornwall Council to use the Plan to help it decide planning applications in the Roseland, alongside input from the Statutory Consultees, ie the Parish Councils and our Cornwall Councillor, Julian German. The turnout was exceptionally high for a local election, with 1140 people (40.75% of the electorate) making the effort to vote.

The Plan contains no surprises, being based directly on the results of questionnaires and consultations open to everyone residing on the Roseland. However, if you do want to read the detail, please go to http://www.roselandplan.org/the-roseland-plan.html.

One important development is that Cornwall Council has assigned 2 Planning Officers to deal with planning applications on the Roseland. This is a very positive development as the officers will become very familiar with our area, which should help generate consistency of decision making across the 5 Parishes.

After a cluster meeting (involving the Parish Councils) in September, the focus will then move to the implementation phase. Projects have already started on (i) delivery of the necessary affordable housing, (ii) Conservation Area management plans, (iii) ecology of the Roseland. Other projects flagged in the Plan will follow as resources allow. If you have an interest in working on a project, please email us on info@roselandplan.org.

Finally, our next Steering Group meeting will be held at Gerrans Memorial Hall at 7 pm on Wednesday 21st October. ALL ARE WELCOME.

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