Liskeard Town Council has decided that it wants to create the first Liskeard Neighbourhood Plan, and has successfully applied to Cornwall Council to designate the parish of Liskeard as a Neighbourhood Area.

The Neighbourhood Plan for Liskeard is for local people to say where housing should go, where jobs get created, shopping is developed and play spaces increased. It’s this community’s chance to make these important decisions locally.

Local volunteers have been busy putting together a draft plan incorporating your community ideas, which takes Liskeard through to 2030.

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Liskeard Neighbourhood Development Plan independent Inspectors Hearing

Liskeard Town Council and Cornwall Council appointed Deborah McCann as the independent inspector to examine the Neighbourhood Development Plan for the Liskeard area, and she has decided to call a public hearing as part of the examination process. This will take place on Monday 26 March 2018 at 10.30 am in the Long Room, Town Council Offices, 3-5 West Street, Liskeard, PL14 6BW.

Copies of the agenda and Neighbourhood Plan are available to view online through Cornwall Council’s website (alternatively copies are available to view at Liskeard Town Council’s Office, the Library, and Luxstowe One-Stop-Shop).

The hearing is open to the public, but only invited representatives will be permitted to speak.


Eventually, all Liskeard residents on the electoral roll will get the chance to vote for the Plan in a local referendum.

The project has been driven by community volunteers, supported by the Town Council, and when approved, it is ‘Made’ in law and must be taken into account when planning applications are considered, therefore shaping our town until 2030.

The Mayor, Councillor Christina Whitty said ‘This will be a very valuable document to the town in planning matters. Over the 3 years it has taken to reach this stage a large number of volunteers have been involved in this community driven project and we thank them all for their hard work and tenacity’.

To find out more about our Neighbourhood Plan visit the website here.