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We want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who took the trouble to return the questionnaires, and especially for all the many written comments you added. All your answers and comments are incredibly valuable and will help in the preparation of the NDP’s final plan.

We received 340 completed questionnaires which accounts for nearly 40% of the households in the parish. The average for other NDPs is about 20% so you really have put the Mawnan NDP on the map!

In other news...

Not in my neighbourhood!

The Financial Times on 23 June carried a report of a study by Policy Exchange, a think tank, in which about 5,000 people were asked whether they thought enough new homes were being built in the UK, and roughly half said they thought more homes needed to be built. However, once people were asked if enough homes were being built in their neighbourhood, support for more housing collapsed. While people agreed more homes should be built, they didn’t want them nearby. Policy Exchange argues that this happens because people think new homes will be ugly. James Brokenshire, the government housing, communities and local government secretary, said he hoped the report would start a debate about the “design style and quality” of new housing - which is an issue we raised in our NDP questionnaire.


Photo credit: Chris McAndrew
Four more parishes in Cornwall have had their NDPs passed at referendum

Mevagissey with 89.9% in favour on a turnout of 32.7%
Hayle with 89.5% in favour on a turnout of 19.2%
Crantock with 85.4% in favour on a turnout of 51.3%
St Erth with 87% in favour on a turnout of 33%


Image credit: Joowwww, Wikimedia

FACT OF THE MONTH

In January-March this year, Cornwall Council made 1710 planning decisions, which is more than any other Local Authority in England.
Cornwall Council thinking about a living rent scheme

The Falmouth Packet (25 July 2018) reported that Cornwall Council is considering whether to introduce a “living rent” scheme to help those who cannot afford to buy their own home but who also struggle to meet rent charges in council or housing association homes.  To do this the council is looking to link rent levels with local incomes so they are in proportion to each other, and not as a proportion of market value. The Mawnan NDP will consider this development in greater detail and determine whether such a scheme would be appropriate for our parish.

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YOUR PRIVACY

 
Acting on behalf of Mawnan Parish Council, the NDP Steering Group is charged with the widest possible consultation with parish residents on the plan they produce. Therefore, we maintain contact records from public events and meetings to demonstrate contact and to help us organise our business.  This data will be held securely and confidentially in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations, will not be shared with third parties except where we use a bulk mail service such as MailChimp, and will be used to inform you of NDP progress and related matters of interest.  The data will be destroyed on completion of the NDP process.  Your rights to privacy are set out in our Data Privacy Notice which can be accessed via the website at www.mawnan.org.  If you have any concerns about our data holdings please contact the Data Controller whose details are given in the Privacy Notice.
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