Local people have been given the opportunity to shape the future of their town after St Blazey was chosen as front runner in the Neighbourhood planning programme.
The government is supporting communities under the programme with each front runner receiving grant funding towards their project. Cornwall Council has the grant and are providing the neighbourhood planning steering group with officer support.
The programme comes after new planning powers were introduced through the localism act in 2011.
Residents of St Blazey, through the Town Council, can produce a plan for the development of the area which all future planning applications will have to be in line with.
The neighbourhood plan will bring people together and allow them to say what they would like to see in the community and where they would like to see it, for example; do we need another supermarket? Where should it go?