Calstock Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan Consultation Period has Ended.
The pre-submission draft of the Calstock Neighbourhood Development Plan was published for consultation with the local community from 3rd September 2019 to Monday 21st October 2019. Consultations have now closed. The Steering Group and now analysing and considering what the community has said about the Plan in the 200 responses received, and early next year will publish and submit a revised version to Cornwall Council.
Updates on what people have said will be published here in due course as the analysis results are known. However, Its very pleasing to report that from the initial overview of comments it appears that strong support has been expressed by most of the local community.
A full copy of the Consultation Draft Plan may be found here: Calstock Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan
A summary leaflet is available through this link: Calstock Parish NDP Summary Leaflet
The accompanying Strategic Environmental Assessment Environment Report can be found here: Calstock Parish NDP SEA
The evidence material behind the Plan can be accessed through this link: Calstock NDP Evidence Base.
Calstock Parish is an amazing place! Looking out into Devon across the beautiful Tamar Valley, it is set on the East Cornwall and Kit Hill moorland fringe, and dives steeply into the Tamar Valley. The Parish includes rare and sensitive biodiversity, and a geodiversity that has been exploited over many generations in surface and deep workings, now recognised as being of World Heritage importance. The river itself has had an industrial role, offering communications for both agriculture and mining, but is now appreciated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Eight villages and many hamlets are scattered across this precious landscape, including Calstock itself set snugly into the meanders of the river, whilst above villages such as Drakewalls and Gunnislake dominate the higher ground. The communities of these settlements include people whose families have lived locally for generations, and also more recent residents attracted by the excellent quality of life available in the area.
But there are challenges: the affordability of housing, relatively low wages, loss of green-space to development pressures, access to modern services and facilities, air-pollution, the changing balance within our community, and global environmental change to name a few.
The Calstock Parish Neighbourhood Plan provides us, local people who live here and love where we live, with the opportunity to have a real say in the way these challenges are tackled, so that our present needs are met without harming the ability of future generations to meet their needs. That is the essence of sustainable development.
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