1. Not enough hours or days

    I realise that I havent been to this site for a month. I have been posting on facebook but not keeping this site up to date. I have tried to step back fromTruro to allow time for casework and the all important work on the Neighbourhood Development Plans in the...
  2. Who said August was quiet

    In theory August is holiday time because the schools are on holiday and therefore the Council closes down. In fact with the number of things that have been bubbling along there has been quite a bit to do. I hope those of you with an interest in the Neighbourhood Development...
  3. Report from Neighbourhood Plan Public Meeting

    The public meeting was great. A really big thank you to all those ladies and gentlmen who brought cakes to share with all. There was such variety that there were plenty for all. Also thank you to the developers and their agents who came to show what they planned. Copied...
  4. As the Council settles in

    Some of the outside body appointments have been made and I am pleased to say that I have been reappointed to both the Board of Cornwall Housing Ltd and the shadow Council of Governors for Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust. Having also decided that the Neighbourhood Development Plan is something that...
  5. Community Chest now open

    Just to let you all know that the Community Chest grants are now available for seed funding or small projects. The form is a bit different and the rules have been tightened a little, but please contact tperry@cornwall.gov.uk if you need an application form. There are as always no guarantees...
  6. Comments from Neighbourhood plan meeting

    Copied below  are the comments which people wrote on post-it notes and stuck on the flipchart.     In reply to one question the maximum height of a fence or wall between properties is 2 metres and if a boundary adjoins the highway it is 1 metre Comments collected on Post-its at...
  7. No room for Local Voices

    Today I took the planning application for 30 houses on the site at St Cleer to the Planning Committee. The speech I made to put the community point of view is copied below. The decision was tied at 7-7 and then the Chairman (Andrew Long from Callington) gave his casting...
  8. Vital for future of the Parish

    Vital for the future of the Parish – Neighbourhood Plans are the one chance for the community as a whole to decide what their area should be like in the coming 20 years. We suddenly have a large number of houses coming through the planning pipeline, it could mean as...
  9. News from Truro

    The dust is beginning to settle and the Leader and cabinet have been elected. I decided to stay with a scrutiny role on the Scrutiny Management Committee. From there I am the scrutiny representative to Homes and Communities Portfolio Advisory Committee. Hopefully the new governance arrangements will bring greater democratic...
  10. Continuity and fresh challenge

    Thank you to all those who supported me during the campaign and at the polls. It was a nerve racking day yesterday but a happy outcome for me at the end. I am now looking forward to the next four years carrying on the efforts started to make Cornwall Council...