We are now consulting on the Pre-submission Draft St Ives Area Neighbourhood Development Plan

We’ve had a fantastic response to past consultations. What you said you wanted for our area has helped form the draft policies. We need to know what you think. Only the policies with strong community support will go into the final draft.

The consultation will run until 2 January 2015.
Summaries of the policies will be sent to every household, with a return envelope asking if you Agree or Disagree with each policy. Please complete the form and return before 2 January 2015. Or use the Online Survey link above.


Events will also be held as follows:
Sat 29 November – Carbis Bay Memorial Hall 11-1pm
Sat 29 November – Halsetown Inn 2-4pm
Sat 6 December – The Badger, Lelant 11-1pm
Sat 6 December – St Ives Guildhall 2-4pm

Full paper copies of the draft are available for viewing from 17 Nov – 2 Jan at the following locations:
St Ives Library
St Ives Guildhall – Town Clerk’s office
Cafe Art, The Drill Hall, St Ives
St Ives Archive Centre
St Ives Childrens Centre
St Ives Royal British Legion
Halsetown Inn
The Badger Inn, Lelant

Neighbourhood Plans are a powerful tool for shaping the development and growth of our local area – St Ives, Carbis Bay, Lelant and Halsetown.

A Neighbourhood Plan sets out the community’s views on the development and use of land. This includes setting policies on where development should go, how development is designed or, to give permission for certain types of development.

Unlike a Town Plan of the past, a Neighbourhood Plan becomes a legal part of the planning system. Once a plan is made, and it has been adopted by Cornwall Council, it becomes a part of Cornwall Council’s Local Plan for the area and must be considered in the approval of planning applications.

Topic Groups are already actively working to pull together information from previous area plans. More information on all aspects of our neighbourhood plan can be found on this website.

Our Project Planning Documents
Project Plan, revised Nov 2014

St Ives Area Neighbourhood Plan Communications Strategy

St Ives NDP Sustainabililty Appraisal Scoping Report

6 Responses to Home

  1. Melanie Martin says:

    Great idea to pull people together and talk about the changes to the built environment of our lovely town. Can we consider restoring and extending rather than new build and can we expand jobs for locals and train young people?

    • Lucy Davis says:

      Thanks for your comments Melanie. Restoring existing buildings is a great idea and one that our built environment group are looking in to. If you would like to join in their discussions, you are more than welcome to attend one of their meetings – the next is 17 Sep (see above). And I absolutely agree, if there is any way that the neighbourhood plan policies can encourage local jobs and training, I will be keen to explore. All ideas welcome!

  2. Fully support the idea of restoration. This and conservation should be the priorities. There appear to be some who would want to turn Cornwall into “Croydon with wind farms”, thus destroying one of the county’s most precious assets – its scenery.

  3. Lesley Hale says:

    I thank the people who have put in the work to get the plan to this point.

    I had hoped to see a few lively statements about why we are doing this. I can’t find any. I think it’s important for a neighbourhood plan to be seen to have a focus, to be leading, not only reacting to the problems others create. I was looking for some over-arching aims and principles, for example, “Local people can expect a healthy environment in which they can live, work, raise families and be cared for.” Or, more radically, “The people of St Ives are concerned about a+b+c+d and use this plan to put forward our vision of the future” – then go on to tackle a+b+c+d in more detail.

    About housing in particular, I am concerned that the draft policy headings don’t appear to address social / rented housing which, in my view, will be the only way forward for generations of people here and elsewhere. Because it’s largely missing from government policy doesn’t mean it has to be missing from ours.

  4. Joni dent says:

    Any news on the waste land at Burrow Road near park and ride.?
    The area is an eyesore and in the view of visitors to the town.Why not CPO it and make it public open space?

    Joni dent

  5. Lorna Murray says:

    I used to live in Edinburgh when i was very young and I can remember developers started pulling down very old/stylish buildings in the beautiful Princes St opposite the castle. They were replaced with box type modern concrete shapes. Fortunately an architect with vision stopped this madness. A law was passed that all building front/exterior structures and some internal structures should be saved and only restored. This happened 45 years ago… Thank goodness we are wakening up to this. Perhaps in time, (2014) to save this area of outstanding natural beauty from thoughtless money grabbing developers.

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