HELIPORT PLANNING APPLICATION SUBMITTED
An application for planning permission for a heliport at Penzance has been submitted to Cornwall Council.
The proposed new helicopter link between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly, spearheaded by Tresco owner Robert Dorrien-Smith, was announced in August.
The submission follows the well-attended consultation events held in Penzance and St Mary's last month.
The new heliport would be on land off Jelbert Way, near to the A30 in Penzance and close to the site of the former terminal.
Cornwall Council's 21-day formal consultation process is expected to begin this week, with a decision to follow in early 2017.
If the planning application is successful the heliport will be built and a scheduled service will commence as soon as possible, hopefully by 2018.
Robert said: "We’ve had an overwhelming level of support since announcing the plans to reinstate the helicopter service. However, any feedback received to date does not feed into the official planning consultation. We now need everyone to send these comments and show support for the project to the planning authority so they can be considered by the committee.”
Helicopter services to the Isles of Scilly started in 1963 from Land’s End aerodrome and relocated to Eastern Green, Penzance in 1964, where the service (under several ownerships) operated until 2012.
You can have your say on the application at Cornwall Council website. Reference - PA16/09346.