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'People power' website launched

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: March 05, 2014

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A WEBSITE has been launched in St Blazey that could put planning power back "in the hands of local residents".

It is hoped the website, www.stblaisenp.co.uk will give the community the opportunity to influence their town.

The site has been launched as part of a government-funded Neighbourhood Planning Programme.

St Blazey, which is already working on its St Blaise Neighbourhood Plan, has been chosen as one of the scheme's trailblazers.

The Neighbourhood Planning Programme enables residents, through the town council, to produce a plan, which provides a blueprint of what the community wants from future development in the area.

Roy Taylor, Cornwall councillor for the area said: "A successful neighbourhood plan will put the decision-making planning power back where it belongs – in the hands of local residents."

The website has been funded by St Blaise Town Council. Questionnaires will be regularly posted on the site.

All the results from the questionnaires will be published on the site. The details will be used to establish what the community wants and incorporated into the Neighbourhood Plan.

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