Policy Consultation

The first Policy Consultation has now closed and we will be analysing the hundreds of responses we have received. We welcome your comments at any time so feel free to contact us if you have any comments to make.

Once we have reviewed the feedback we will look to see if any policies need to be amended. Once this is done, the plan will be ready for formal assessment and you will get another chance to review it before the referendum.

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John Bennett, Chair, Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

dreamstimemedium_2559447-50cHayle Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led framework for guiding the future development, regeneration and conservation of an area.

A neighbourhood plan is about the use and development of land and may contain a vision, aims, planning policies and proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities, or allocation of key sites for specific kinds of development. It may deal with a wide range of social, economic and environmental issues (such as housing, employment, heritage and transport) or it may focus on just one or two issues. These may be issues that are relevant to the whole neighbourhood or just to part of the neighbourhood. This is for those producing the plan to decide.

A Neighbourhood Plan will be part of the statutory development plan for the area, if successful at referendum. This statutory status gives Neighbourhood Plans far more weight than some other local documents, such as parish plans, community plans and village design statements.

What are the benefits of a Neighbourhood Plan?

It gives the local community control over development in the plan area. It also has the advantage that towns with an approved Neighbourhood Plan can receive 25% of the Community Infrastructure Levy charged to new buildings. This can be hundreds of thousands of pounds a year and can be spent on projects that benefit the community.

Who creates the Neighbourhood Plan?

Hayle Town Council has the responsibility of convening the plan process and for submitting it for approval. The plan itself is community-led and must be approved by a town referendum before it is adopted.

What can I do?

Please look through this site and add your comments to proposals that have been made. Please feel free to make your own proposals too.

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