A community-based planning event taking place over five days will be held to help shape the future vision for regeneration of the Liskeard Cattle Market site.
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.
JTP will be leading the Charrette, which will take place from Friday 8 March to Tuesday 12 March.
The first two days of the programme will focus on public workshop sessions, where local residents will have 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 are open to everyone, are being 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.
Following the public workshop days the JTP-led team will use the outcomes to draw up a vision for the site, including an illustrative masterplan, which will be reported back at the end of the Charrette on Tuesday 12 March, at The Eliot House Hotel, Castle Street, Liskeard.
Members of the Liskeard Cattle Market Working Group will work together to develop a final plan which will be considered by the Neighbourhood Plan Group, Liskeard Town Council and Local Cornwall Councillors. Partners will then work together to develop business cases for individual elements of the project, which will be used to support bids for funding.
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.