Comment on the Plan

An online form to comment on the draft Calstock Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan may be found here: Comment Form (Online)

A .pdf version of the form to complete by hand and post back to the Parish Council is available here: Comment Form (Download)

If you would like to comment on any other aspect of the Calstock Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan or the process of creating it,  please use the form below.

Alternatively you can email Calstock Parish Council at clerk@calstockparishcouncil.org.uk or write to:

The Calstock Parish Neighbourhood Plan,
C/O Parish Council Office
Tamar Valley Centre
Cemetery Road
Drakewalls
Gunnislake
Cornwall, UK
PL18 9FE

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18 Replies to “Comment on the Plan”

  1. I tried in vain to use the online feedback form.
    My main amendment would be about an overarching regeneration of community resilience, woodland and horticulture. Specifically page 66 sections 21.12 & 21.13 (policy EBD 2): The conservation measures are laudable however I’d welcome a more proactive stance which is based on regeneration of woodlands and communities eg promotion of edible landscaping, forest-gardening and community-supported agriculture.

  2. I tried in vain to use the online feedback form.
    My main amendment would be about an overarching regeneration of community resilience, woodland and horticulture. Specifically page 66 sections 21.12 & 21.13 (policy EBD 2): The conservation measures are laudable however I’d welcome a more proactive stance which is based on regeneration of woodlands and communities eg promotion of edible landscaping, forest-gardening and community-supported agriculture.

    1. Apologies for the problems with the form, I will investigate. I will also ensure your comments are entered into our system along with all the others.

  3. TC1 support better provision of offstreet parking in all new housing schemes. most new schemes quickly become congested with on street parking because most families will have more than one car but offstreet is invariably only one car space.
    Monitoring and control of excessive speed in lanes

    HP1 Strict and defined Development boundaries essential to support policies HP2 and HP 4.
    Cannot understand why Cornwall Local plan does not include strict settlement boundaries.
    Make explicit as policy that Parish will permit only exception sites which conform to the strict definition as per Cornwall Local plan .
    Where small schemes are “affordable led” this must mean proportionate to the settlement size and more than 50% MUST be affordable or local need or connection over 55 years of age – HP 6.
    Parish must be prepared to refuse detailed applications which seek to change housing mix on grounds of “viability” where schemes have been previously granted on Outline application as being Affordable led. Recognise that developers will seek to appear to be complying with policy with the Outline application , only to alter to a more profitable scheme mix with the Detail or reserved matters application.

    Noting nil target , but need to acknowledge that many scheme are already consented or extant : also recognise that large housebuilders will test the system by making pre apps or outline applications in the period before the Parish plan is adopted , claiming the support of Cornwall Local plan housing target of 52500 countywide in the Local plan period. The parish would have no defence until the plan becomes adopted.
    Proposed all affordable scheme for field east of Harrowbarrow school for 22 all affordable is disproportionate and unsupportable, also contrary to proposal HP2 . Should be resisted until plan is adopted and , acknowledging need for affordable provision within H and M villages consider more carefully the location and the actual numbers needed and the mix esp, bungalows for elderly within Harrowbarrow.

    LE1 – Support the development of small business units but siting is critical importance and need to avoid uses which are incompatible with rural location. Look at Delaware units and Briston Orchard (St Mellion) as models. Locations such as Stamps and Greenhill would be appropriate for uses for such development . Explore ongoing funding streams , together with County if ERDF becomes unavailable .
    Parish should take the lead development role previously taken by Caradon DC and SWERDA in provision of local small unit employment provision ? Be innovative .

    EBD 1 and 2 – Strongly support and this should be strictly enforced , also LISF 3 and 4.

    REN1 – Strongly support. Parish should as policy make clear that ALL residential applications will be refused where there is insufficient/no provision for sustainable energy esp simple solutions such as solar panels or air source heat pumps to provide not less than 50% of individual energy requirement.

  4. In my opinion HP1, 18.6 should include horticultural which is not the same as agricultural
    HP6 Extra Care Housing should read’ local elderly and/or disabled’

    1. Thank you Mr Riggs, we will enter your comment into our response system to ensure that it is considered when the Plan is revised before submission to Cornwall Council.

  5. All very well these plans but I do not see anything mentioned regarding speeding traffic of ALL cars lorries tractors yes tractors this will also be a big issue alongside the building of new houses there are no road signs nor crossing I have drove through villages and road signs are through their village why are this speedway aloud to carry on

    1. Hello Carol, unfortunately traffic speed controls and things like crossings are outside the powers of Neighbourhood Plans to require. However your concerns are shared by the Neighbourhood Plan Committee and are one of the reasons that the Plan is not proposing new housing sites. Thanks for your comment.

  6. I see that there are no comments as yet ( 2nd week in September), is this apathy or because no-one knows what the development plan is?

    1. Always hard to raise awareness of and engagement in Neighbourhood Plans until there is something more ‘concrete’ for people to react to. When the fist draft is published this winter we can expect to see a lot more involvement!

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