There’s still time to have your say on development plan

By The Post in Local People

THERE is still time to have your say on a document that will set out how and where housing, employment and retail development will be delivered in Launceston up to the year 2030.

The Cornwall Site Allocations Development Plan Document (Allocations DPD) is open for public consultation by Cornwall Council until 5pm on August 7.

The Launceston section of the Cornwall Site Allocations DPD states: “Launceston will build upon the town’s strengths, strongly promoting itself as a strategic commercial centre for east Cornwall and parts of west Devon. There is an opportunity to further exploit Launceston’s location on the A30 and enhance the town as one of Cornwall’s economic hubs; in doing so offering a good location within Cornwall for businesses operating in the distribution / logistics sectors.

“Launceston will also deliver a range of housing, which supports the delivery of mixed communities that will provide for the existing and future needs of the local community, including affordable housing. Housing delivery is prioritised to the existing urban area, but this alone will not cater for the targeted growth, so an urban extension is also required.

“To support the growth of Launceston’s economy, it is also important to protect its existing industrial base; as a result the town’s three strategically important employment sites are safeguarded.

“It is important for Launceston that future retail is focused towards the town centre, with a resistance against out of town development that would negatively impact upon the core of the town. Whilst there are limited opportunities to provide large footprint stores within the town centre, there are smaller redevelopment opportunities that would also support the regeneration of the town centre.”

To view the document or take part in an online consultation survey, visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/allocationsplan

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