Attendee data information
Responses by theme
Consultees were asked if they support in principle the ideas of the themes listed below.
Yes = Generally in favour with the point of principle
No answer = No response on questionnaire
Uncertain = Unknown or uncertain as to response
Comments on potential locations for development or other issues, ideas and concerns- Exact quotes transcribed from questionnaires. Slash ‘/’ denotes different persons comment. Not everyone commented on every question.
Consultees were asked to give feedback to asked and comment on;
- Traffic & Transport (Getting Around),
- Leisure & Wellbeing
- Economy and the Environment
- Sustainability & Quality
At the end of the questionnaire potential development ideas put forward by various landowners within Maker with Rame Parish. For further information please refer to potentional development opportunities for Mount Edgcumbe Estate, Rame Conservation Trust and The Peninsula Trust.
Potential issues / ideas; Impact of public sector spending cuts on local services and quality of services. Potential to attract other investment, local jobs, sustainability.
Specific issues / topics; Greater local control over local services and assets (i.e. car parks)
Can you raise enough support and and physical helpers? Everybody always agrees and then don’t volunteer to help carry things out! / it makes sense for the car park to become a to become a source of income generation for investment of local amenities i.e. toilets / Free car parking for PERMANENT residents / out of village car park for long stay vehicles (above Jackmans meadow) / use redundant buildings not agri land / The local Parish Council is best placed to make decisions regarding issues affecting the locality and local people / more local control of local planning issues and control / the future will need to have greater local control over our own communities. More looking after ourselves. A good thing as we know the area better than anyone sat in Truro / car parks – YES – albeit local population must have access to free residential parking / potential for delivering real local benefits and savings on overheads.
Potential issues / ideas; Roughly 140 new homes on Rame Peninsula are envisaged by 2030 to align with the Cornwall Local Plan (40% affordable): (Millbrook 65); (Maker with Rame 30); (Sheviock 20); (Antony 15); (St John 10). Other issues: Aging population? live/work accommodation? young people/starter homes? Infill development? green field development vs refurb/conversions?
Specific issues / topics
Does this mean rented? If so YES / As seen with new homes in Crafthole a number of young couples and families now live there. Currently this is only possible in the villages if families are on high incomes. Affordable homes are essential, but new builds on brownfield sites are better than greenfield development / Housing – are we building to address future need for local people or to enable retirement into the areas from ‘up country.’ / Property needs to be developed for people not profit / affordable homes need to be retained as such and not sold off / renovated buildings need to be more sympathetic to the historical heritage of the area / would prefer use of in-fill / no green field development / Not Maker / Re claim homes not lived in or inhabited for over 5 years / what price makes properties affordable? / it is vital that young people stay in the area / we have plenty of council and housing as homes on the peninsula – what is needed is the right kind of accommodation with the right number of rooms / for local people who are resident here only / nervous at the thought of green field sites being used / local connections are important – trust houses / careful long-term management needed / I think more than 40% local needs is needed as it’s almost impossible for local families to buy / we have few suitable areas.
In fill development
Old Ship Inn – change use into apartments? Villages have significant amounts of higher priced houses therefore require 100% social housing / housing associations/ reclaim unused or inhabitated buildings / compulsory purchase on vacant properties where they’ve not be occupied for several years / the preservation of the countryside should be paramount / no greenfield.
Housing on farms
In current disused or derelict buildings / not on agri land / close to farm buildings / Agricultural land in the area is economically and aesthestically necessary, in terms of attracting tourism and retaining the Rame Peninsula as a AONB / no green field – within farm buildings ok / minimal green field development / need for agriculture / development of redundant buildings in preference to building on farmland / we should refurb and convert in prefence to building on green space / As long as housing is sensitive to local landscape / only with farmers and landowners agreement.
General need for rentable homes on long-term tenancy / Avoid floodable areas / Avoid Greenfield development / survey of 2nd homes and empty homes needed / no greenfield development / no in-fill development / use of vicarage – possibility of developing into old people home / only if affordable – not luxury or private estates / Larger building could be converted to apartments for affordable rent and accommodations / not always popular – many empty apartments in Plym / infill development better than greenfield / If housing trusts / refurb and infill for starter homes – young and elderly / there is definitely a need for affordable housing in the are but it has to be located correctly and away from prime areas such as the villages of Kingsand and Cawsand. Many permanent residents have worked, and saved, hard to afford properties there and I feel that affordable homes should not be built in AONB or those that attract premium property prices. I also have concerns that, once past Millbrook, the existing infrastructure wouldn’t be able to support new homes, affordable or otherwise. Wherever new housing is built, this will set a precedent and allow further development and this is a major concern / assisted living arrangement for elderly in a shared house / provision for the elderly – existing Council provision no longer reserved for the them / ship in would make ideal apartments for locals not second homes! – for young or old / does this mean shelter housing? It would be lovely if there were facilities for the elderly without them having the leave the village / the nearest residential development is Antony – one on the outskirts of Cawsand and Millbrook would be very welcome – the vicarage is a possibility / the Kingsand vicarage would make a great respite home.
Potential issues / ideas; Key destinations? car parking? integration of transport (ferry, car, bus, cycle)? Areas on the peninsula needing major transport works? New routes? Voluntary one way system for heavy goods vehicles around peninsula?
Specific issues / topics
Public transport (buses)
Improved now A-Line provide a circular service / double deckers only carry a few passengers along cliffs and negotiating villages is ridiculous / integrate ferries and buses better /empty buses cause pollution / better community bus network / important for elderly population / very poor (2 hourly buses is bad enough without having to wait for 4 hours to return from Plymouth) / need to encourage less cars entering Cremyll for ferry drop off / A-line offer a good services – poor on sundays and bank hols / integrate timetable better / small buses better integrated / higher frequency smaller buses / reduce traffic going into Cremyll / buses to Ste Germans rail station would be good and Plym station.
Cycling & Walking
Our ‘out of the way’ location makes reduced use of the car very difficult, especially for my job / more cycle paths and routes would be great / more designated cycle paths / need to ensure existing routes are maintained before developing new ones / what are the barriers for people using existing routes and services / current facilities are adequate / no cycling on the minnadhu / zebra crossing needed near the surgery and near to playground.
Better water links
Support what’s already there / pedestrian ferry from Millbrook to Plymouth? / great idea – but weather dependent / interesting thought / winter ferry from Cawsand to Plymouth would be great.
Park & Ride (Cremyll)
Park and ride using Cremyll / more affordable car parking for commuters at Cremyll / better cremyll ferry is needed esp in winter months / better promotion of park and float and ease of ticketing, parking etc / Unclear as to proposal? / river transport is under-utilised / combined ticketing / paying for parking inhibits use of ferry / parking in Stonehouse need to remain free too – as well as Cremyll / Plymouth water taxis would be good.
Managing congestion & capacity
One way traffic through Fore Street Kingsand – Garrett Street through to Cawsand / make fore street one way / stop parking by the triangle in Cawsand / Congestion is only a peak time issue and in summer hols / traffic lights on hounster hill / Kingsand needs more residential parking spaces / a one-way system would be great / I would oppose new routes and major transport works. The B3427 although narrow in places is an adequate route for delivery vehicles and cars in access to villages. Building a larger network of roads would only encourage further housing development and eventually destroy one of the few beautiful, relatively unspoilt coastal areas remaining in Cornwall / congestion around Whitsand appaulling / are double deckers necessary / don’t think this is an issue / key issues to limit development on the peninsula / make traffic wardens give a longer grace period / traffic lights needed along fore street in the summer to access car park / a one-way system is a sensible suggestion / too many large lorries cause congestion on Hounster Hill.
What are these? / more off-road footpaths / how feasible is this? / current routes are adequate / sound good / reduce speed at Cremyll.
Leisure & Wellbeing
Potential issues / ideas; New facilitates? Pharmacies? Surgeries? Clinics? Ambulance centre? Protection/enhancement of green space, risks to green environment (inc beaches).
Specific issues / topics
Playground & Sports Facilities
Millbrook is well served but faciliites need to be better known / There are great play areas for children in Cawsand and Millbrook – must make sure they are kept and maintained / Cawsand has a brilliant playground / definite need to protect parks and green areas esp woods – so important to me and the lives of my children / A larger newer community hall would be required to improve leisure i.e. indoor activities / do we really understand what facilities we have available and are we making the best use of the them? / what factors stop people using certain services within the area? / need to sure best assett management / need maintenance & nothing more / promotion and co-ordination of current facilities is important / pool at Torpoint?! / A sport centre near Kingsand/millbrook would be a great asset / Already pretty good don’t meddle too much.
Health Service Provision
Improve health facilities in Millbrook / Health centre with physio, dentist, more GP’s / Better facilities in Torpoint needed / pharmacy delivery services is great and must be protected / Ambulance services and centre needed for peninsula / already exists with good doctor surgery and pharmacy / need to maintain longer operating times rather than new facilities / Surgery opening for longer is needed / podiatrist service to be offered by Rame Group Practice / doctors access is poor and opening hours not long enough / pick up point for prescriptions in Kingsand/Cawsand / ambulance on this side of the river / health services are quite good / Already pretty good don’t meddle too much.
Use of open / green spaces and beaches
Rame is lucky / Free access to the coast, river and country park / need to ensure future of Mt Edgcumbe CP / kayaks on Cawsand beach is thin end of wedge / local swimmers are more important than commercial ventures – it’s our beach lets keep it that way / don’t make beaches too touristy / Keep dogs off all beaches / beach cleanups, litter bins and beach safety are important / close beaches to dogs at Kingsand from Easter to September / free access but education to help look after beaches and wild places / A definite ‘yes’ to the protection and enhancement of green space / need 100% protection / beach clears are great / open spaces need protecting from poor parking / ideally dogs should be banned on Kingsand beaches as dog faeces is often a big problem. There is plenty of other dog walking space / Already pretty good don’t meddle too much.
Potential issues / ideas; Restrictions to second home ownership? Rates for second homes? Development of youth hotels, campsites, hotels? Need for commercial premises? Need for retail premises, What size retail? Use of farm building for commercial use? Changing economic needs (broadband, commuting, home workings?).
Specific issues / topics;
Restrict or increase tax on 2nd homes / at least two families have more than one holiday home in the area – this shouldn’t be allowed – one is almost never used / providing this is not for 2nd homes, campsites, hostels, B&B’s all make a +ve contribution to the community / There is ample tourist accommodations and the moment / need to maintain the village community – already too many holiday homes / develop campsite at maker / legislation to ensure higher occupancy of 2nd homes / 2nd homes are killing the community / restrict number of holiday homes / tourism does not provide sustainable economic development for the area – low paid and temporary / I feel that this already sufficient tourism accommodation in the area, and that in the summer months the villages don’t have the parking or capacity to accommodate increase visitors. I believe there should be a cap on the number of second homes on the peninsula – otherwise communities are destroyed and the economy suffers as houses lie empty for most of the year. In an ideal world, second home owners would pay a financial levy to, for example, the Parish Council which would then be ploughed back into the local community / Limit second homes & holiday lets / plenty enough already / encourage revenue into area – more hotels and guest houses / sufficient at present / too many second homes spoil the community feel of the village – we need some – who would sell their house and not to a 2nd home owner? / there is plenty / only current level – no more! / need to restrict number of 2nd homes / better development of maker campsite would be welcomed.
Business (commercial requirements)
Use Tregantle car park, local areas for transit storage and redistribution / 2nd homes should be taxed much more highly / help local businesses take on apprenticeships / encourage high tech internet based businesses / make use of empty buildings / if it brings more employment / I would not support building in underdeveloped areas, although more business opportunities would be good.
Business (retail requirements)
Already have empty shops in Millbrook / we do not want to become another looe or Polperro – this is why visitors come to Kingsand and Cawsand / Good old fashioned holidays / the population base is not big enough to support further retail outlets / protect fuel stations, hardware, chandlery before they’re gone – some have already / no out-of-town shopping type developments / good services presently although they need to be retained / maybe more for holiday makers and children / encouragement of existing small shops but discourage larger supermarkets / butchers and fish mongers would be good / I would not support building in underdeveloped areas, although more business opportunities would be good.
Environment, Sustainability & Quality
Potential issues / ideas; Protect and extend / perhaps a maintenance fund should be set up to help conserve the areas unique heritage and buildings esp the Institute / maintenance is a key priority / Keep the area unspoilt / conserve and better manage as much as possible / important to maintain character of the year / enforcement needs to improve / Rame Peninsula in its entirety to be designated as a conservation area / more information need so people know what’s important and how to protect it / There is inconsistency in implementation of policy presently / no case for expansion, reduce present restrictions.
Specific issues / topics
Protect and extend / perhaps a maintenance fund should be set up to help conserve the areas unique heritage and buildings esp the Institute / maintenance is a key priority / Keep the area unspoilt / conserve and better manage as much as possible / important to maintain character of the year / enforcement needs to improve / Rame Peninsula in its entirety to be designated as a conservation area / more information need so people know what’s important and how to protect it / There is inconsistency in implementation of policy presently / no case for expansion, reduce present restrictions.
Sustainable drainage / flood risk management
Vital to protect village from surface flooding / better protection might encourage development / Village flood management plan is needed and needs to plan for climate change / need to manage local natural environment to help protect against flooding / catchment management approaches / new road flood down from surgery / flood defense to be built in Kingsand and Cawsand and seaton – enhance natural flood defense i.e. like Dartmoor and upstream thinking / whole drainage system needs replacement, basic road sweeping is needed to keep drain clear / drainage needs upgrading – ditches re-dug, drains cleaned. Need to explore capacity to cope with higher rainfall / very important / not a general problem – need to keep drains clear.
Current new build standards are very poor with out-of-keeping buildings / Most new building are empty most of the year / No more ‘eyesore’ inappropriate developments / high standards are need to ensure the uniqueness of villages and area is not lost / new building should fit better with the local archtecture / rennovated buildings must fit in better with the existing heritage buildings / very much need to conserve attractiveness of villages / new building must be in keeping / very important as local landscape could be changed and character of parish lost / high cost vs low return and effect on greenhouse gases is trivial – go nuclear.
Landscape Character – (are unique elements of our landscape at risk?)
Buildings, landscape and beaches MAKE the place special / Climate change is effecting the areas i.e. landslips and storms / need to review flood defense and change / need to retain in-keepingness of village development / coast path erosion needs to be monitored and managed as things change into the future / cliffs and erosion need to be looked at and better planned for future management / need to conserve ancient monuments.
Renewable Energy (Size, type, location)
Hydro power eg use Millbrook Lake / Dam / Small turbines on local streams / Rame is a good location for a carefully sited wind farm or solar farm – but watch AONB and SSSI needs / No wind farms please / wave power use would be great / all suitable public buildings should have PV panels / Would a WREN in Rame be stuitable / Tidal? not huge windmills / definitely / no wind farms or large or medium PV farms / no windfarms / hot rocks / wind farms at sea not land / solar farms only not wind, solar panels more efficient & not such an impact on the landscape / would support PV on roofs – but think there is a great deal of local opposition / not appropriate in conservation areas etc – develop renewables with care.
Results from potential development opportunities put forward by Mount Edgcumbe Estate via Paul Wiseman in December 2012 can be viewed here.
Potential development ideas and opportunities put forward by Rame Conservation Trust can be viewed here.