St Austell & Mevagissey area local news




Promotion for St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double in this week’s government reshuffle

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UK Space Agency rules out a move to Cornwall, as Boris Johnson’s Kernow Sat project is yet to progress from the think tank

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Planners refuse permission for solar farm near St Austell

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Concern over solar farm plans

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Cornwall’s MPs strike different tones in debate about Afghanistan disaster

By Julia Penhaligon Only one of Cornwall’s six MPs spoke in yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) emergency debate about Afghanistan.  Newquay and St Austell’s Steve Double was concerned that a “resettlement scheme”...

Cormac-gate: inquiry report is imminent

By Graham Smith Publication of the “Cormac-gate” report is thought to be imminent.  Cornwall Reports understands that senior County Hall officials received their copies from Dominic Adamson QC a...

Review of woman’s violent death at Par calls for more attention to be paid to mental illness

By Richard Whitehouse A review into the death of a pensioner killed by her partner during a psychotic episode has recommended that more needs to be done to address...

Concern over plan to move villages out of Parliamentary constituencies

By Richard Whitehouse Plans to shift entire villages into different Parliamentary constituencies have come under fire from local councillors who are encouraging residents to make their views known. The...

EXCLUSIVE: Cormac-gate inquiry looks set to claim “cock-up, not cover-up” over the four-year-old serious industrial accident which has never been properly investigated

By Graham Smith The lawyer investigating the “Cormac-gate” scandal has indicated that he believes Cornwall Council and Corserv might be guilty of “cock-up” rather than a deliberate cover-up of...

Cornwall has the lithium, but Sunderland is getting the battery factory – and more than 6,000 jobs

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The idea that Cornwall might be chosen as one of the government’s preferred sites for a giant car battery factory has taken another knock today (Thursday)...

St Austell & Mevagissey areas set to grow?

13th February 2017

Cornwall Reports is currently examining the Cornwall Council Site Allocations Document, to be considered by the Planning Policy Advisory Committee next week.

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.