A community-based planning event taking place over five days was held to help shape the future vision for regeneration of the Liskeard Cattle Market site. View the event broadsheet here and part 1 and part 2 of the Report Back Presentation.
Liskeard has been selected by the Government to take part in a ground-breaking programme which brings local residents together with designers and decision makers to co-design the future of their local area.
An intensive five day interactive planning and design event took place between Friday 8 March and Tuesday 12 March 2019.
Since the final sale at Liskeard Cattle Market in December 2017, work has been going on to determine a great future for this prime town centre site. Cornwall Council has been working with Liskeard Town Council, local Cornwall Council members, and other stakeholders to identify future options and a key focus for redeveloping this site is about bringing more local people and visitors into Liskeard.
Previous consultations show strong community support for redeveloping the site, with a wealth of suggestions and ideas from the community over the years.
The Liskeard Cattle Market Charrette, supported by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), was led by architects and masterplanners JTP, with support from Cornwall Council and Liskeard Town Council.
The first two days of the programme focused on public workshop sessions, where local residents had the opportunity to share their knowledge and views and work with partners to co-create a vision for the site. These drop in sessions, which were open to everyone, were held at the Liskerrett Centre between 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Friday, 8 March, and between 11 am and 4.00 pm on Saturday 9 March 2019.
Following the public workshop days, the JTP-led team analysed the outcomes from the workshops to draw up a vision for the site, which included an illustrative masterplan. This was presented back to the local community on the evening of the final day - Tuesday 12 March 2019 – at the Elliot House Hotel.
Following the Charrette, members of the Liskeard Cattle Market Working Group will review the outcomes of the five day event and develop a final plan which will be considered by the Neighbourhood Plan Group, Liskeard Town Council and Local Cornwall Councillors. The group will also develop a separate plan identifying some short term “meanwhile” uses of the site.
Partners will then work together to develop business cases for individual elements of the scheme which will be used to support bids for funding.
Once acceptable and viable development proposals have been agreed by partners, the proposals will be used to develop an updated masterplan which will then go out to a further round of public consultation before a Final Master Plan and a phased Delivery Plan is presented to key stakeholder groups.
The Liskeard Cattle Market Charrette is part of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) exemplar charrette programme, designed to promote innovative and effective community engagement, to achieve design quality.
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A Charrette is an intensive, hands-on co-design workshop that brings people from different disciplines and backgrounds together with members of the community to create a Vision and implementation plan for a specific area. The multi-day timescale with a deadline helps accelerate decision making and encourages people to "think outside of the box”.
The term "Charrette" is derived from the French word for "little cart". In Paris during the 19th century, professors at the Ecole de Beaux Arts circulated with little carts to collect final drawings from their students. Students would jump on the "charrette" to put finishing touches on their presentation minutes before the deadline.