In a referendum on whether Cornwall Council should use the St Ives neighbourhood plan there was a 83.2% vote in favour of using the plan. The referendum was held on 5 May 2016 and had a turnout of 42.7%.
The Examiner's report on the St Ives draft neighbourhood plan was issued to Cornwall Council on 2 December 2015. The Examiner found that provided the draft neighbourhood plan was modified it could proceed to a referendum.
St Ives Town Council had submitted their draft neighbourhood plan to Cornwall Council on 5 March 2015. Cornwall Council then publicised the plan for a consultation that took place between 18 June 2015 and 30 July 2015.
St Ives Town Council had published their pre-submission draft neighbourhood plan for a previous round of consultation that ran between 17 November 2014 and 2 January 2015.
The application from St Ives Town Council to be the designated body to produce the neighbourhood development plan was approved by Cornwall Council on 29 November 2013.