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180202 | Proposed Division | Cornwall Council


Division number: 9
Division name:
Hayle West


Electoral equality:

This division is within the permitted electoral range and so meets the electoral equality
criterion. The anticipated electorate in 2023 is:

Electorate from the October 2016 forecasts 5303
Possible additional electorate from the following permissions not
included in the October 2016 forecasts:
PA16/07792 (138 units by 2023)
PA16/05308 (20 units by 2023)
218
32
Total 5553


The electorate based on the 2016 forecasts is +2.7% of the average electorate of 5163.

The electorate including that from more recently approved development is +7.6% of
the average electorate of 5163.

Rationale:

The Council is very clearly of the view that a grouping of the Hayle and Gwinear
Gwithian parishes to create two divisions is entirely appropriate, reflecting the links
between those communities, such as retail, employment and medical, as well as the
historic connections these areas share.

Two alternatives were considered. The first was predicated on splitting the two parishes
on a west-east axis. This involved splitting the village of Connor Downs along the main
road passing through it. There was significant public argument against this, although
the affected Parish and Town Councils expressed opposing views.
This division presents the option which seemed to find greatest favour amongst the
majority of those who expressed views to the Council. It comprises most of Hayle town
within which many of the services available to the townsfolk and nearby communities
can be accessed.

Having regard to the electoral equality criterion, it has been necessary to align part of
the north-eastern part of the town and the less urban parts of the Hayle Parish with the
whole of the Gwinear-Gwithian Parish.
The name proposed for the division is an obvious choice, given the split of Hayle town
on the eastern side.


 

Division number: 10
Division name:
Gwinear-Gwithian and Hayle East


Electoral equality:

This division is within the permitted electoral range and so meets the electoral equality
criterion. The anticipated electorate in 2023 is:

Electorate from the October 2016 forecasts 5488


The electorate based on the 2016 forecasts is +6.3% of the average electorate of 5163.


Rationale:

The Council is very clearly of the view that a grouping of the Hayle and Gwinear
Gwithian parishes to create two divisions is entirely appropriate, reflecting the links
between those communities, such as retail, employment and medical, as well as the
historic connections these areas share.

This division presents the option which seemed to find greatest favour amongst the
majority of those who expressed views to the Council, the other option considered
having been described in the narrative for the Hayle division. The division proposed
keeps the Gwinear-Gwithian parish whole and includes the north-eastern part of Hayle
town and the less urban parts of the Hayle parish. It includes the village of Angarrack,
which is within the Hayle parish, and some of the peripheral commercial development
on the edge of Hayle.

Representations the Council received included that Connor Downs has a very active
Residents’ Association which covers the entire village and that splitting the village into
two divisions will make the work of local community groups, such as the Residents’
Association, harder and confusing. It is understood that the Gwinear-Gwithian Parish
Council favour this approach over the alternative also considered by the Council and
that the local Member for Parliament has also expressed his support for this
configuration.

This division also has historical significance. Originally Gwinear, Gwithian and Phillack
were the first settlements in this part of West Cornwall. The site of the church at Phillack
can claim to be one of the oldest sites of continued Christian worship in the British Isles.
In the parish of Gwinear-Gwithian most of the population reside in communities other
than Gwinear or Gwithian, which are now small hamlets. However, they identify with
the traditional name of the parish and the same could be said for Phillack, which is
within the Hayle parish.

The name proposed for the division reflects the split of Hayle town and the importance
of the Gwinear-Gwithian parish to this division.

Hayle West Division number: 9
Gwinear-Gwithian and Hayle East Division number: 10

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Jeremy Rowe LD | Egloshayle, St Breock, St Ervan, St Eval, St Issey, St Mabyn & St Tudy