Referendum – Please Vote
Over a period of 4 years, the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has created a Neighbourhood Plan based on the wishes of the people of Hayle. In June of 2014 we sent a questionnaire to every household which included the question “What three things would you like to change about Hayle?” From that start, through community meetings and lengthy surveys and consultations, we arrived at a Plan that was guided by, and supported by, the community and endorsed by the town council.
Why did Hayle Town Council want a Neighbourhood Plan?
- To promote good design and protect the distinct character of the area
- To ensure the right development happens in the right places
- To improve traffic facilities and reduce congestion
- To support local businesses and jobs
- To protect our unique heritage
- To protect green and open spaces
- To get funding for local projects from developer contributions. [Developers must pay a Community Infrastructure Levy and the percentage of this that towns receive to use on local projects is higher if there is an adopted Neighbourhood Plan.]
In order for the plan to be adopted by Cornwall Council, it must be supported at a referendum of Hayle registered voters.
The final Plan will be available to inspect at the Hayle Town Council office, at the Library and on this site.
Once the Inspection process has been completed, the date of the referendum will be announced and you will have the opportunity to vote. If you support the plan, vote ‘yes’, otherwise vote ‘no’. If more than 50% of voters support the plan, it will be adopted. We do hope that there will be a large turnout so that we can be sure that the wishes of the people of Hayle are represented and respected.
The Final Consultation on Hayle’s Neighbourhood Plan, known as the Regulation 16 Consultation, closed on the 11th of January, 2018. The responses will be forwarded to the Inspector for consideration. You may view the comments and other documents on Cornwall Council’s web site at: planning.cornwall.gov.uk – search for ‘PA17/00033/NDP’.
The Independent Inspector has been appointed and she will commence her work towards the end of January.
We hope to be able to go to referendum around April 2018.
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
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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