World Heritage Site

Within Calstock Parish there are sections of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site,a designated heritage asset of the highest global significance recognised and managed under the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage.

The Calstock Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan must comply with the requirement on the United Kingdom to protect, conserve, present and transmit to future generations its World Heritage Sites. It must therefore take into account the draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) prepared by Cornwall Council for the WHS, setting out  how the planning system can help meet this obligation.

WHS Supplementary Planning Document 2016

WHS Management Plan 2013-2018 Appendices

WHS Management Plan 2013-2018

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The Calstock Parish has a rich human history, going back to the neolithic era, and may have even have been touched by the Romans. In more recent times the agrarian and industrial revolutions made their marks. This has left a considerable  social and environmental record, represented by the many heritage assets present in the Parish. We are lucky that so much remains in both physical and archival form, and that it has been well surveyed and recorded.

Our historic environment is the basis for the distinctiveness of the area. The use of land and the development of our communities are inseperably  linked, and provide the daily backdrop for local people as they go about their modern lives.

The protection of our heritage assets and the ways in which we respond to them in meeting our needs is therefore a crucial aspect of sustainable development for the Calstock Neighbourhood Development Plan.

Roman Fort Booklet

Farms, Fields and Mines an Historic Landscape Analysis of Calstock Parish

Of particular assistance to the Calstock Parish Neighbourhood Plan process is the interactive  Heritage Map set up  by the Tamar Valley AONB service and the material held by the Calstock Parish Archive. 

The latter includes social historical material which provides important context for the physical heritage assets within the area.

Part of the designated Neighbourhood Development Plan area is of very special significance, and falls within the Cornwall and Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site

Cornwall’s industrial settlements were the subject of a Conservation Area Partnership called the Cornwall Industrial Settlements Initiative (CISI) undertaken between 1998-2004. This partnership between English Heritage (with the Heritage Lottery Fund), Cornwall County Council, and the District Councils assessed the character and significance of 50 of the County’s  industrial settlements. These included villages, ports and towns associated with Cornwall’s 19th century industrial revolution, based on metalliferous mining, slate and granite quarrying, and china clay extraction. CISI produced a settlement by settlement analysis in order to obtain an overview of the history, present character and importance of Cornwall’s industrial settlements. This  helps determine where, for example, new Conservation Areas should be designated (and existing ones revised), and could provide the basis for Conservation Area Statements (to be drawn up subsequently by District Conservation Officers).

Four settlements in Calstock Parsih were assesed:


Calstock CISI Report

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Drakewalls/Albaston CISI Report

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Gunnislake CISI Report

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Local Statistics

The policies of the Calstock Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan must be based on solid evidence: that includes statistical evidence as well as other forms of evidence.

Useful information to inform the work of the  Working Groups includes the Census 2011, and the Local Insight Report on Calstock Parish prepared by OCSI* for Cornwall Council,

This section will expand as more data becomes available.

*Local Insight is a tool developed by Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion (OCSI) based on a project developed jointly between OCSI and HACT.

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Caradon Local Plan

The Caradon Local Plan 2007 was the main planning document for our area until last November, when the Cornwall Local Plan took over. Although it has no statutory significance, the old plan remains a useful source of information and contains much helpful data and policies that may be worth revisiting to see if they remain relevant in 2017/18.

Caradon Local Plan First Alteration .

Metherell Village Map Latchley Village Map

Harrowbarrow Village Map

Gunnislake Village Map

Golberdon Village Map

Chilsworthy Village Map

Calstock Village Map

Albaston, Drakewells, St-Anns Chapel Village Map

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