What Is a Neighbourhood Plan?

Map updated May 2015. Click here to view the most recent version to see potential places for development. Note that this indicates places where we think development could take place, not necessarily where it will happen. The map is still a work in progress, and needs you crucial feedback to help us refine it.

Update on progress May 2015: we have written a set of policies based on the original Draft Vision statement, and this document is now with our advisor who will help us weed out bad ideas, reword the unclear, and polish this into something presentable ready for presentation to Wadebridge area residents.

Draft Vision Statement written in July 2014! Click here to find out more, and to make your comments…

And click here to download PDF of Draft Vision Statement.

Councillors and other interested local people have been working on a Neighbourhood Plan, a community-led framework for guiding the future development and growth of Wadebridge, St Breock and Egloshayle.

  At its heart, the aim is to make the planning more ‘bottom-up’ rather than ‘top-down’ and to give local people’s views more weight.
  When we finish, it will contain a vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving the area and new facilities, and setting aside key sites for specific kinds of development.
  Neighbourhood plans, which were created as part of the 2011 Localism Act, relate to the use and development of land and associated social, economic and environmental issues. It may deal with a wide range of issues (like housing, employment, heritage and transport) or it may focus on one or two issues that are of particular importance in a local area.
We have now held several consultations, and are at the start of assimilating the feedback and the research we have made over the past two years, and to turn this into a written document of how we want the Wadebridge area to be developed.
PCSO Chanter points to the map that the neighbourhood plan will cover.  When we are ready, we will call a referendum for everyone to vote on adopting the plan. Once adopted, the plan has statutory status which gives it far more weight than some other local planning documents, such as parish plans, community plans and village design statements.

This is your chance to use your voice and shape your neighbourhood!

The Wadebridge Area Neighbourhood Plan is supported by grant funding from the Community Development Foundation.