Cornwall Council has now designated the St Endellion Neighbourhood Area in accordance with a decision signed by Cllr Mark Kaczmarek, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Housing on the 4th March 2013. This follows public consultation by means of local press advertisement and Inclusion on the Council’s website, which took place between 25th January and 8th March 2013.
Letter from Sarah Arden, Principal Planning Officer, Planning and Regeneration for Cornwall Council.
St Endellion Parish Council has decided to construct a Neighbourhood Plan. New planning law now changes all previous guidance, without a plan all decisions will be made at County level, and who wants that?!
Our parish council often complains about how little influence we have over planning decisions, so this is an opportunity to really make our voices heard!
Realistically, this plan must be one for development offering employment opportunities here in our village. Crucially we must also identify our housing needs, and assess how we can provide for them.
1st March 2013 Trio article on Localism
PISCES (Port Isaac Shared Community Exhibition Space) began in 2010 following on from a successful but recently disbanded local history group. This new enthusiastic bunch of volunteers felt that it was important to collect, record and exhibit the history of Port Isaac and district and preserve it for future generations. Port Isaac was becoming increasingly popular as a television location (Doc Martin) and it was felt that the real heritage was gradually being forgotten.
Read more at the website: www.portisaacheritage.co.uk/