Design Code for St Ive and Pensilva

As part of the Neighbourhood Plan work a new Design Code has been prepared. It provides guidance on general residential design standards, and for certain areas, specific Codes which will help to preserve and improve the character and identity of the Neighbourhood Area.

You can see the Design Code by clicking on this link:

New community survey coming in April 2024

It is some time since the views of the Parish’s community were surveyed for the Neighbourhood Plan, so a new survey is due to be held very soon.

The NDP Steering Group are developing a survey form covering issues such as climate change, housing needs, business and jobs, the natural and built environments, heritage and community facilities.

When the survey is launched it will be available on-line and in print form, and all households will be invited to take part. Two ‘drop-in’ sessions, where you can find out more about the Plan and talk to a member of the Steering Group, will be held at Pensilva and St Ive.

More news about the survey will come out soon!

Grant aid for the Neighbourhood Plan

Grant aid worth over £5000 was awarded in autumn 2023 by the Locality organisation, working on behalf of the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities. The grant will cover the work needed in the 2023/2024 year to bring the new Plan forward, with more grant expected in 2024/2025.

The Parish was also awarded a ‘Technical Support Package’ from Locality which will cover the creation of a professional local Design Guide to help ensure that any new housing development in the area is of a high standard.