Last month I wrote about the public consultation for the Combined Authority’s St Ives transport network plan. That consultation has now closed, we are advised the report on the finding will be presented to the Combined Authority this autumn.
Closer to home, St Ives Town Council have been working on the preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan. Neighbourhood plans were introduced around nine years ago.
Historic England state on their website: "Where they are in place neighbourhood plans form part of the development plan for the area, along with the local planning authority’s local development plan. ….. The neighbourhood plan takes precedence over the local authority’s development plan on matters that are not of strategic importance to the local authority’s area."
The neighbourhood plan, when completed and approved by voters in a local referendum will become an important tool in shaping the way St Ives is developed. Now you have the first opportunity to comment on the emerging proposals in the consultation by visiting an exhibition.
Two exhibitions are being held this weekend
On Friday, 16th July at Burleigh Hill Community Centre from 2pm to 5pm.
On Saturday, 17th July at the St Ives Farmer’s Market, (in the Cattle Market Car Park) from 8.30am to 1.30pm approximately.
There will be a questionnaire that you can complete to report your views on the proposals. It is planned the display and questionnaire will also be online at
Paper copies of the display and questionnaire will be available from the Town Hall (limited hours, open Mon, Wed and Friday only).
The County Council Highways department have now obtained approval to their proposals for the New Bridges. They will be making the parapets safe for the future. Work is planned to start next Monday and last for 20 weeks. Scaffolding will be erected, initially on the eastern side. Consequently the pavement will be closed but I understand parking will still be permitted. Later, work will move to the western side.
At the same time one week of works will be taking place in the Bridge Chapel. This will allow the lower floor and balcony to be reopened. Further works are planned to the balcony which will require scaffolding in the river. The date for this work is not yet known.
Finally we are working on the assumption we will be able to hold our monthly meetings from September. There will be more information on this when we issue our annual report.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our events as soon as we can recommence
Chair: Civic Society of St Ives