The Mawes & St. Just in Roseland Society will be holding its free Spring Meeting which is open to everyone. This event’s speaker is Councillor Julian German who will be talking about the new Neighbourhood Plans and will also explain how planning decisions are made now and in the future and how it will relate to the legislation (specifically the National Planning Policy Framework).
You may have heard of the Roseland Neighbourhood Plan. It is an important new initiative to which The Society is committed. This Spring Meeting will be an opportunity for people on the Roseland to learn more about the process, and hopefully to be inspired, to participate in the creation of this plan.
A questionnaire entitled, “The Future Of The Roseland ” recently went out to all residents asking what we felt is important for the future of the Roseland. Topics covered included protection of the landscape, health facilities and transport links; there were others. These are all areas where we will have the opportunity to determine our own policy.
The Neighbourhood Plan is a new document, to be prepared by the community, which aims to create a coordinated approach for the five Roseland Parishes on matters related to Planning. It is being drafted because The Government are easing planning regulations to stimulate growth but will allow communities to determine certain policies if they have Neighbourhood Plans in place. With no plan in place, the recently revised and loosely worded new NPPF will be used as the default, and the Government rather than local people will decide what can be done.
The Mawes & St. Just in Roseland Society meeting will be held at St. Mawes Memorial Hall from 7.00pm on Monday, 15th April where refreshments will be available after the talk.