FINAL PUSH FOR RECORD BREAKING PLANNING APPLICATION

Cornwall Council has confirmed that the proposal for the new heliport in Penzance has received more comments than any other planning application on record.

So far, over 2,500 comments have been received in support of the project, which has been described as ‘heartwarming’ by the applicants, particularly owing to the variety of support ranging from business owners, visitors and residents on both sides of the water.

 

The deadline for submitting comments is on Friday and it is hoped more islanders will show their support.

 

In a press release Penzance Heliport stated: “We would love to see even more comments from islanders themselves, to bolster the hundreds already received. It is vital the Council understands the fundamental importance of this lifeline to us islanders. 

 

“Perhaps you have had the email in your inbox or on your 'to do' list for a couple of weeks? Please do take a moment to submit your comments as every one really does count, each telling a different reason why this service will be an important step forward."

Describing the past few weeks as ‘exciting’ for the project, it is understood that Penzance Town Council recently voted in favour of the replacement heliport, saying it was "strategically important" for the islands and would be "an important economic benefit for Penzance. 

 

Ludgvan Parish Council has also raised no objections, whilst key consultees such as the RSPB and Cornwall Council Landscaping teams have praised the “positive approach” and “sensitivity” of the application. 

 

To submit a comment simply email planning@cornwall.gov.uk. Alternatively, the application can be viewed and commented on at Cornwall Council's website or messages can be sent by post at Planning, Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 3AY.

 

All correspondence should quote reference PA16/09346.

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