Robert Dorrien-Smith has said he is "delighted" that Cornwall Council's planning officers have recommended that the proposed Penzance Heliport be given the green light.

Council papers published yesterday recommended that the Strategic Planning Committee approve the new facility on the condition that the Environment Agency withdrew its objection.


The EA had expressed concerns about the possible flood risk to the development and asked for more information about testing.


Robert told This is Scilly: "The report highlights the ‘significant’ and ‘very clear’ benefits the service will provide.


“The Environment Agency have now withdrawn their objection to the planning application in light of the further information we have provided.


“We remain absolutely confident that Penzance is the ideal location for a heliport serving the Isles of Scilly, as proven by the resilience, reliability and popularity of the previous service, based in the town for some 48 years."


He added: “We now eagerly await the planning meeting on February 2nd and look forward to reinstating this vital link to the islands.”

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