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Submitted Calstock Parish Neighbourhood Development PlanFurther Opportunity to Comment on Policy LISF 5 [Local Green Space] and Policy HP 1 – [Settlement Development Boundaries].

Following the formal submission of the Calstock Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan and the consultation period on it that finished on 1st October 2020, the Independent Examination of the Plan commenced earlier this year. As part of that the Examiner submitted questions for clarification to the Parish Council in respect of Policies LISF 5 and HP 1.

This was followed by a fact-finding meeting held by the Examiner with Cornwall Council and representatives of the Parish Council’s NDP Steering Group. It was decided that there would be a short suspension of the examination to enable the NDP Steering Group to review both policies and provide a more substantive response. As a result of that review the NDP Steering Group have submitted further documents and have proposed a number of modifications to both policies. This includes the deletion of some proposed Local Green Spaces and the revisions to the boundaries of others. With regard to the Settlement Development Policy, the NDP Steering Group reviewed the methodology for drawing the boundaries to ensure that the methodology had been consistently applied across all the settlements. As a result of this review the NDP Steering Group have proposed a number of modifications to the proposals. These changes are explained, along with explanatory notes, below.

Before resuming the Examination, the Examiner considers it appropriate that there should be a further period of consultation on these proposed modifications to give an opportunity to those who have already commented on the plan and those who have not commented to date to make representation on the proposed modifications to policies LISF 5 – LOCAL GREEN SPACES and HP1- SETTLEMENT DEVELOPMENT BOUNDARIES.

This is not a further consultation on the plan as a whole and representations should be confined to comments on these two policies.

The period of consultation will run for three weeks from Thursday 18thth of March 2021 and will be hosted by Cornwall Council. Representations should be submitted through Cornwall Council who will then collate the responses and pass them on to the Examiner for consideration at the end of the consultation period.

You can make comments by:

entering your comments on the Cornwall Council Online Planning Register at https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/planning/online-planning-register/

e-mailing: neighbourhoodplanning@cornwall.gov.uk

writing to the address below:

The Head of Planning
Neighbourhood Planning
Cornwall Council
Dolcoath Avenue
Camborne
TR14 8SX

Consultation Documents

[Please click on the links below to open the documents and maps, or click on Download to to download the files]

Questions For Clarification

Response to Examiner – Local Green Spaces

NOTE: The original Response to the Examiner and updated maps unfortunately included changes to the Development Boundary and Local Green Space which were in error and have been withdrawn. The map above has been corrected, as are the references to the site in both the Responses.

Response to Examiner – Settlement Development Boundaries

NOTE: The original Response to the Examiner and updated maps unfortunately included changes to the Development Boundary and Local Green Space which were in error and have been withdrawn. The map above has been corrected, as are the references to the site in both the Responses.

Strategic Environmental Assessment

In consequence of the changes proposed above, an Addendum to the Strategic Environmental Assessment Environment Report has been prepared:

What Happens Next?

If the Examiner believes that the Neighbourhood Plan meets all of the requirements a referendum will take place which will allow residents to decide whether the Neighbourhood Plan should be used by Cornwall Council to determine planning applications in the Calstock Parish area. [NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 emergency, the referendum will not take place until May 2021 at the earliest. in the meantime, if after the independent examination Cornwall Council indicate that the Plan should proceed to referendum, it will be given significant weight in planning application decision-making until the referendum result].

Background

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.

Please bookmark and return frequently to see what is happening!

Still time to have a say on the Calstock Parish Neighbourhood Plan: In view of the interest from local people we have extended the consultation period to midnight on Monday 21st October. https://www.plan4calstockparish.uk #gunnislake #rising sun Pls RT

Still time to have a say on the Calstock Parish Neighbourhood Plan: In view of the interest from local people we have extended the consultation period to midnight on Monday 21st October. https://www.plan4calstockparish.uk #metherell #chilsworthy #latchley #albaston #norris green Pls RT

Still time to have a say on the Calstock Parish Neighbourhood Plan: In view of the interest from local people we have extended the consultation period to midnight on Monday 21st October. https://www.plan4calstockparish.uk @CaradonCN #calstock #harrowbarrow #stannschapel #drakewalls Pls RT

Still time to have a say on the Calstock Parish Neighbourhood Plan: In view of the interest from local people we have extended the consultation period to midnight on Monday 21st October. https://www.plan4calstockparish.uk @CaradonCN #calstock #harrowbarrow #stannschapel #drakewalls Pls RT

Calstock ParishNeighbourhood Plan ‘drop-in’ session on now at Tamar Valley AONB Centre from 5pm to 8pm. Pls rt. #calstock #stannschapel #albaston #drakewalls #harrowbarrow #metherell @CaradonCN

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