During the coming months, Callington will be creating a Neighbourhood Plan. This will, once it becomes an official policy, direct any future development into areas agreed by the community and will help to restrict un-necessary and un-popular applications across the Parish.
In January 2013, Cornwall Council voted to approve new housing requirement for Cornwall from 2010 up until 2030 at 47,500 as part of the Cornwall Local Plan. This was split into Community Network Areas (C.N.A) and our one, called Caradon, will be allocated 1,000 new houses during this period. We have 496 houses already approved or built during this time, meaning that we will be required to construct a further 504 to meet the target. Although the C.N.A has eight parishes, the draft Plan indicates that Callington will have to take most of these.
So the Town Council have approved a proposal to create a Neighbourhood Plan for Callington which will identify areas for development, areas protected from any new buildings, and indicate what community projects could be funded from levies on housing projects.
The Neighbourhood Plan will be created during this year, and will involve several consultations with the community before the completed document will be presented in a referendum of the Parish. If it is then approved, it will then go to Cornwall Council and then Westminster for approval before becoming an adopted plan.
This webpage will have updates during the year, and on our consultation page, you will be able to add your views throughout the process, so watch this space and get involved!