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If you want to know more about the NDP,  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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24 Replies to “Contact Us”

  1. I feel time is slipping away and I have been desperately playing catch up since our voting cards arrived. I am also wondering where I have been, having not heard much of what has been going on. I am concerned that if lots of people feel the same, and will then read negative comments on social media. I also feel some important opportunities have been missed. And I wonder if the plan is successful, will there ever be opportunities to add to it as people’s needs and desires change.
    Thankyou
    Chris

    1. Thanks for your comment. In reply I can say that a lot of effort was put in to consultation and engagement, about which you can find out by looking at the Consultation Report https://plan4calstockparish.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Calstock-Parish-Consultation-Report-v6.pdf Inevitably consultation may miss some people. The Plan has been drawn up to reflect as many of the opinions and ideas recieved during consultation and engagement as possible, within Planning law and national/Cornwall planning policies. Some compromises were necesary to get the right balance, and some things that people said they wanted can’t be delivered through a Neighbourhood Plan. Going forward, if the Plan is approved at the referendum, the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations allow for the adopted Plan to be reviewed and modified quickly [ie well before 2030], involving further community consultation and engagement, if local conditions change sufficently to justify it. I hope this helps. Thank you.

  2. Hello, I would like to have been able to read , assess and consider the development Plan before I vote on it. I do not seem to have been offered the chance. I’ve seen or heard that such a thing has been ongoing but I now feel left out by the provess. Can a copy be sent to me before I post my postal vote? I’m not sure I should vote without reading the document. I wonder how many parishoners find themselves like me ‘Out in the cold’! There doesn’t seem to be much consultation with ordinary folk if my experience is general.

    1. Thanks for the comment. I am sorry that you didn’t hear much about the NDP over the period in which it was being drawn up, as we made a lot of effort to engage with local people and organisations throughway the process. Similarly the formal consultation on the draft plan was widely publicised. We also did awareness raising to support the formal post-submission consultation carried out by Cornwall Council. You can see details of this in the Consultation Report on this website. A copy of the plan has been on this website for some time also, and you can access a copy from the from the home page. A summary leaflet is also available. However I have emailed you a copy of the Plan as well. Thank you.

  3. We have received our voting slips today 14Dec21 for the referendum on 20th January 2022.
    This is the first time we have heard anything about the NDP.

    It is difficult to vote Yes or No to something that we have no knowledge about so it has taken us two hours online to discover the NPD.

    We are dismayed that we have received no leaflets and no info about all this. Nothing at all.

    Leaflets and publicity required. Every pub, and every shop, and every noticeboard, needs to be used to advertise the NDP.

    Unless the voters have information to the contrary, they can only vote NO.

    Sort it ASAP please.

    1. Hello and thank you for your comment. As site admin I have consulted the NDP Committee Chairperson and the reply is as follows.

      ‘Thanks for your comment. Although we have already been doing some work on raising awareness of the referendum and the issues involved already through the NDP Website and NDP Facebook page, it was thought that given the present community focus on Christmas and its festivities, now was not a good time to launch a full awareness campaign. Please be assured that after Christmas the Steering Committee will be making every effort to raise awareness about the NDP and implications, and encouraging local residents to use their vote.

      I am sorry that you didn’t hear about the NDP over the period in which it was being drawn up, as we made a lot of effort to engage with local people and organisations. Similarly the formal consultation on the draft plan was widely publicised. We also did awareness raising to support the formal post-submission consultation carried out by Cornwall Council. You can see details of this in the Consultation Report that accompanies the NDP, which you can find here: https://plan4calstockparish.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Calstock-Parish-Consultation-Report-v6.pdf

      We were pleased that at the draft consultation stage the public’s responses showed 96% support for the plan (52% outright support and 44% support with suggested minor modifications) with only 4% opposing the plan. We believe that this reflects the effort made by the NDP Committee to ensure that the Plan contained many of the ideas suggested by the community in earlier community engagement’.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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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