Public consultation launched
A public consultation on the Devoran and Chacewater conservation
area appraisals and management plans has been launched.
The aim is to draw up plans to help both villages achieve
full economic and environmental potential under their conservation
Devoran and Chacewater are historically and environmentally
significant. There have been conservation areas at Devoran
for nearly 30 years and Chacewater for 16. Both villages are
also in the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World
Heritage Site. Objective One has invested in preparing the
successful bid for World Heritage Site inscription (£174,888).
The management plan will help to take forward World Heritage
Site regeneration at a local level.
The launches took place on Saturday (July 7th) at Devoran
and Chacewater Village Halls. The exhibitions which have been
organised by Carrick District Council and contain management
plan proposals will remain at the halls until September 24th.
Independent consultants Conservation Studio were commissioned
by Carrick to do this work which placed emphasis on public
consultation. The company has already undertaken two workshops
in each village which have included walkabouts. The new management
plan proposals include identification of assets and issues
in each village – for instance landscape setting, buildings
at risk, possibilities for improvement and traffic management.
Alyson Cooper of Carrick District Council explained:
"While there has been a conservation area at Chacewater
for some 16 years its effectiveness depends upon the way in
which it is managed. This is not simply a matter of controls
being exercised by the District Council. Significant contributions
can also be made by local businesses, residents and community
groups. The purpose of the plan, therefore, is to show how
each can play a part.
"Government policy has made it clear that conservation
areas are not necessarily preservation areas. The challenge
is to manage change in a manner that does not lose sight of
the special historic qualities of a place."
For further information please contact Clare Morgan, Media
Relations Manager, Objective One Partnership, on 07973 813647
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly has invested in Heritage Economic Regeneration
Schemes and Townscape Heritage Initiatives through the European
Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Draft text, maps, info on display boards and feedback sheet
are also downloadable from the Carrick website at www.carrick.gov.uk.
There will be an opportunity for feedback until 24 September-
feedback sheets are in village halls and downloadable from
the Carrick website. The forms are to be returned to email@example.com
or by post to The Conservation Studio, I Querns Lane, Cirencester,
Gloucs, GL7 1RL.
Updates on plan for Chacewater will be in the free monthly
community publication - What's On In Chacewater.
Devoran is in the Mineral Tramways Project area which received
£1,614,140 of Objective One investment to improve villages,
sites and trails.
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439