The Town Council is a statutory consultee on planning applications. Whilst Cornwall Council as the local planning authority make the decisions on whether to approve applications, they are obliged to take the views of various consultees, including town and parish councils, into account.
St Ives Town Council’s Planning Committee meetings on a 4 weekly cycle of meetings. The agenda’s and application schedules are published in advance of each meeting.
About the planning process
St Ives Town Council considers all St Ives, Carbis Bay, Lelant and Halsetown planning applications. So that means when your neighbour submits an application or any other application in the town is submitted, the Town Council will consider the application before passing on a recommendation to the Planning Authority at Cornwall Council.
St Ives Town Council is consulted on all applications within the St Ives civil parish area. Cornwall Council also consults with other statutory consultees, and each application can be commented on by any member of the public.
Residents can contact St Ives Town Council to view planning applications and to enquire when these are due to be considered by the Town Councils Planning Committee. Residents are also encouraged to advise the Town Council of any concerns that they might have regarding planning proposals that they feel affect them and suggest that copies of letters sent to the planning department at Cornwall Council are also forwarded to St Ives Town Council. These can then be considered by the relevant planning Councillors when viewing the planning application.
Recommendations on all applications are then sent to Cornwall Council for inclusion in the Officers report to the relevant Cornwall Council committee for determination. As with all St Ives Town Council meetings, members of the public are welcome to attend and in the case of all Planning Committee meetings one supporter and one objector may speak for three minutes on any application.