The Consultation Process
Extensive consultation has demonstrated the widest support for this project.
In the first instance we consulted all the relevant bodies, landowners, <<<West Devon Borough Council Planning Officers, The Environment Agency, Natural England, The Tamar Valley AONB, The Tamar Estuaries Consultative Forum, Devon County Council highways engineer and archaeologist, and the Tavistock Community Sports Centre>>>. Without exception, all consultees were supportive of the aims of the project, wishing to see watersports continue at Weir Quay and expressed an understanding of the urgent need for the replacement facilities, especially for young people.
A two day <local public consultation> on draft plans in November 2010 gave resounding support: 91% of people taking part in the public consultation on the project answered yes to the question: ‘Do you support the concept of a new shared facility that will secure the future of both clubs?’
Some 140-150 people attended the consultation in Bere Alston. 102 completed the questionnaire: 89 were positive to the project whilst 10 were opposed and 3 were undecided.
There were of course some doubts and negative reactions. We are taking these on board in polishing the plans. In particular people generally wanted to see a clubhouse that is fully sustainable and blends in with the area.
Click on the links below to download the following appraisals of the consultation process: