Referendum date set for 4th May 2017
We have just received confirmation from Cornwall Council that the NDP is cleared for the Referendum to be held on the 4th May 2017.
March 2017 – Referendum date set for 4th May 2017
The additional Public Consultation, necessitated by modifying one of the Independent Examiners recommendations in a way acceptable to both the St Minver Parishes and Cornwall Council, was completed on the 16th February 2017. Unfortunately a last minute objection to the extent of the Special Development Areas (SDAs) was received with a threat of legal action. Although it is almost certain that any legal action would have been unsuccessful it would have caused further delay in getting the NDP to referendum.
Since the areas concerned formed a small part of the SDAs identified as “indicative direction for future growth” for consideration in any future NDP, omitting these areas has no impact on the NDP now going to referendum. Incorporation of this minor change to the NDP enabled the referendum process to be triggered and it will take place at the same time as the Cornwall Council elections on the 4th May 2017.
The final NDP, that you are strongly encouraged to vote on at referendum, can be viewed on the Parish Council website at http://www.stminvercouncils.org.uk/ndp.html. Printed copies are being made available from shops and clubs across the Parishes.
The St Minver Parish Councils and the NDP Steering Group have been working continuously for 5 years to bring this NDP to referendum. Based on the outcome of a number of recent local planning applications that have increasingly taken into account the St Minver Parishes’ NDP policies, it is clear that if the NDP is adopted it will have significant impact in achieving the wishes of local people expressed throughout the long and comprehensive consultation process. Please recognise this significant effort by voting on 4th May. Whilst a majority of just one vote on a negligible electoral turnout would determine the result, a substantial turnout and large majority will add weight and credibility to the result whether it is “for” or “against” adoption of the NDP.