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Newquay Spaceport is as far away as ever, as Branson picks up the pieces of his failed rocket launch

By Graham Smith Virgin Orbit has this morning (Tuesday) released very limited information about what went wrong with last night’s test flight of its LauncherOne rocket, upon which rest...

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14-day Covid-19 quarantine plan “would put paid to” international flights to Newquay Airport

By Peter Tremayne The chairman of Newquay Airport has warned that the government’s proposal to introduce a 14-day quarantine on anyone entering the country will spell the end of...

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By Rashleigh MacFarlane Confusion surrounds the fate of Cornwall’s airline to London, following British Airways’ announcement that it is to shed 12,000 jobs because of the Covid-19 crisis. BA...

Yes! Yes! Yes! Minister – St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double was only trying to be helpful

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Branson postpones again – leaving Newquay spaceport looking more lonely than ever

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“Dear Taxpayers, please can I have £500 million…” Branson on the brink

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Branson’s countdown: 17 days to get his rocket into orbit

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Prince Charles gets permission for another 265 homes near Newquay, as officials use their Covid-19 authority to grant approval under delegated powers

By Richard Whitehouse The next phase of the Nansledan development in Newquay has been given planning permission which allows for another 265 homes. A hybrid planning application had been...

Nearly 50,000 say “don’t bail out Branson” as tycoon’s Virgin Atlantic prepares to seek taxpayer support

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Newquay Airport now closed until further notice, and calls on the government for a bail-out

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Confusion for Cornwall’s businesses as local BIDS send out mixed messages

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New route from Newquay Airport to London is “imminent,” says council

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Loganair delays the introduction of its Newquay service because of Covid-19

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Newquay Airport “might need a bigger taxpayer subsidy,” councillors told

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Newquay Aerohub Enterprise Zone cost Cornwall’s council taxpayers more than £200,000 last year

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Would you like to manufacture and supply the Virgin Orbit spacecraft at Newquay? Find out how at the Eden Project next week!

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Lots more talk, but still no action, as Branson delays again and heads for Cornwall

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Cornwall to bid for “freeport” tax haven status?

By Graham Smith Cornwall could be one of the first places in the UK to become a “freeport,” following the launch of a new government consultation. New chancellor Rishi...

Flybe: has the cabinet reshuffle brought a government rescue down to Earth?

By Graham Smith The government has asked the private company Air Charter to stand by to rescue any Flybe passengers who might become stranded if the airline collapses.  A...

British Airways to fly Newquay-Heathrow from July-September

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Work starts on £19 million Saints Trails

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Branson delays again – LauncherOne now not due to blast off before 29th February

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Cornwall’s Labour activists divided over who they want to be their next leader

By Graham Smith Two more Cornish Labour Parties decided which candidate to nominate for leader last night (Thursday), with one backing Sir Keir Starmer and the other going for...

Decision soon on Flybe’s request for £100 million bailout

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Skybus to quit Newquay Airport hangar and base all engineering operations at Land’s End

By Richard Whitehouse Isles of Scilly flight operator Skybus has announced that it will leave its hangar at Cornwall Airport Newquay in May. The move will mean that all...

Branson pushes his first Virgin Orbit space flight back again – but this time by only 48 hours

By Graham Smith The date for Richard Branson’s first test flight of his LauncherOne rocket has slipped again, but this time by only a few days – raising hopes...

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By Graham Smith Promoters of a Cornish spaceport are pursuing their battle for hearts and minds tomorrow (Wednesday) at a “drop in” session as Kresen Kernow, the new Cornish...

Cornwall hopes that new flights from Newquay-Amsterdam will keep open its window to the world, as Branson snatches Heathrow slots and confirms Flybe will be re-branded as Virgin

By Peter Tremayne Flybe is to introduce new flights between Newquay and Amsterdam, and increase services to Manchester and Edinburgh, as part-compensation for the loss of its connection to...

Flybe’s Newquay route reverts to Gatwick airport, as Branson snatches Heathrow for bigger things

By Graham Smith It’s official – nearly – that Flybe is to abandon its Heathrow airport landing slots.  Passengers from Newquay will instead be offered flights to Gatwick. The...

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By Rashleigh MacFarlane The St Francis dogs home, Porth, Newquay, is to close its kennel doors to new admissions with immediate effect – and is looking for new homes...

Branson takes taxpayers for a ride – you can still fly from Newquay to Heathrow, but only if you go via Manchester and Edinburgh

By Graham Smith The government has buckled to demands by Richard Branson for a £100 million tax-break to keep the troubled regional airline Flybe operational. The deal still leaves...

Cornwall “will not try to run its own airline,” promises council leader

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Flybe on the brink, as ministers meet to consider industry-wide tax breaks as a possible solution

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Flybe continues its slow shuffle towards the exit, as hopes fade for the Newquay-Heathrow link

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Newquay’s Boardmasters festival bids for 5-year planning permission

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall’s biggest music festival has submitted plans to remain at its current home for the next five years. Boardmasters, which takes place in August on a...

Council denies Newquay airport sell-off

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EXCLUSIVE: Newquay airport to be privatised – posing new questions over a spaceport

By Graham Smith Newquay airport is set to be privatised.  The Cornwall Council-owned airport is being prepared for “an asset transfer as part of plans to make the airport...

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20th February 2017

 

Cornwall Reports is currently examining the Cornwall Council Site Allocations Document, to be considered by the Planning Policy Advisory Committee today (Monday.)

The document identifies the following towns/areas as strategically important for growth: Penzance & Newlyn,  Hayle,  Camborne-Pool-Illogan-Redruth,  Helston, Falmouth and Penryn, Newquay, St Austell, Eco-communities (china clay areas)  Bodmin, Launceston and Saltash.

Here is a map, and the planning officer’s executive summary:

A Cornwall Site Allocations Document is being prepared that sets out strategic sites to deliver Cornwall’s economic and housing growth within some of Cornwall’s largest settlements. The Cornwall Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD), forms part of a suite of documents that sit under the banner of the Cornwall Local Plan; demonstrating how the growth targets within the Cornwall Local Plan: Strategic Policies document will be delivered within these settlements.

The development of the area based sections of the Allocations DPD has been progressed in close consultation with the relevant local Cornwall Council members and the Town and Parish Councils.

The document recently went through a period of public consultation, ending on the 16 November 2016.

Approximately 1300 representations were received and the main issues that were raised, together with officer responses, are set out in Appendix 2 (see ‘Supporting Information’ at the end of this report for the link to the document).

 

 

As a result of this consultation, together with the continued engagement with other bodies, various changes to the area based sections were made. Appendix 1 sets out the proposed publication version of the Cornwall Site Allocations DPD, with changes to the area based section highlighted using track changes.

This report is seeking endorsement of this publication version of the Cornwall Site Allocations DPD; which would result in undertaking a further period of public consultation. Subject to no significant changes being required as a result of this consultation, the Service Director of Planning & Sustainable Development, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Planning, would then submit the Cornwall Site Allocations DPD to the Secretary for State, which would then lead to an Examination in Public.