Commitment, Time and Money
A Neighbourhood Development Plan allows local residents not only to have their say but actually shape the future development of Padstow and Trevone. This means community involvement and commitment is essential. A conservative estimate of the time between starting this project and the earliest it will finish is 2 years. That said, this is for the entire community and not just those who are rich in time so if all you can offer is occasional assistance or questionnaire completion you are still a valuable contributor. An NDP must reflect the interest and opinions of the majority of residents.
A projected cost of circa £20,000 is expected. This will cover the costs associated in getting the evidence we need to complete the plan and the cost of some experts in helping to produce the plan. Padstow Town Council has so far allocated a budget of £10,000 to developing a Neighbourhood Development Plan.
It will take undeniable hard work and determination but an NDP is possible as this press release from Cornwall Council proves.