Failure to launch: Branson orders last-minute cancellation of this morning’s spaceflight over concern about rocket fuel safety

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson has cancelled this morning’s (Thursday’s) rocket launch after a last-minute technical hitch. His LauncherOne rocket was strapped to its launch aircraft and ready to...

Branson’s rocket due to fly early tomorrow – with its next launch from Newquay, if everything works

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Newquay Airport Forum members told not to share information

By Peter Tremayne Members of the new Newquay Airport Consultative Forum have been forced to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements to ensure that information does not “leak” from their meetings. The...

Cornwall’s first space flight postponed until September

By Peter Tremayne A new date has been set for the first rocket launch from Cornwall’s spaceport – 8th September. Spaceport bosses and Cornwall Council had previously said the...

Newquay Airport wants £11.5 million from the taxpayer by 2025 but refuses to say why or how it plans to spend the money

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport bosses’ attempts to defend the secrecy surrounding their new “consultative forum” descended into farce last night when they issued a statement saying they were...

The silence of the lambs: with Newquay Airport now in the hands of estate agents, its “consultative forum” looks set to defy government transparency guidelines and hold its meetings in secret

By Peter Tremayne Town and parish councils around Newquay Airport are furious that they have been excluded from a “consultative forum” which is supposed to provide transparency and confidence...

EXCLUSIVE: without involving a single elected councillor, County Hall calls in estate agents to consider the future of Newquay Airport

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport is in now the hands of the world’s biggest estate agent. Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis (CBRE), based in Dallas, Texas, has been hired to...

Bee rustlers steal five hives at St Newlyn East

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Thieves have stolen nearly 400,000 bees from a country house at St Newlyn East, Newquay. The theft was discovered at Tresillian House on Sunday.  Five hives...

Council leader’s tour of Cornwall is “good value for money”

By Graham Smith The tour of Cornwall by County Hall leader councillor Linda Taylor is “good value for money,” she insisted this week. Councillor Taylor faced questions from councillors...

EXCLUSIVE: Saints Trail inquiry “will not attribute blame” as councillors face long wait for answers

By Peter Tremayne It will be several months before Cornwall Council is able to explain what went wrong with its chaotic £19 million Saints Trail cycle path project, part...

Under the radar, County Hall is thinking of its next big idea: the incredible shrinking airport

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport is on course to become smaller, as Cornwall Council continues its “review” of the loss-making venture which costs local taxpayers millions of pounds a...

Another delay: Cornwall’s satellite will not be launched this year

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s satellite will not after all be launched into orbit on the first rocket to take off from Newquay, despite the promise made by Boris Johnson...

Steve Double is the first of Cornwall’s MPs to welcome a windfall tax on energy companies – eight days after voting against the idea

By Julia Penhaligon St Austell and Newquay’s Steve Double has become the first of Cornwall’s MPs to declare his full-throated support for the government’s package of emergency measures to...

Four day centres for adults with learning disabilities set to close

By Anne North Cornwall Council looks set to close, permanently, four day centres offering services to people with learning disabilities.  The centres are at Bude, Launceston, Bodmin and Newquay....

A new look for the Newquay skyline? Manchester property developer plans 13-storey complex

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Newquay’s coastline has been subjected to the ravages of the tourism industry for more than 100 years, but new plans for a 13-storey seafront development have...

New secondary school for 1,350 students to open at Perranporth – in September 2025

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Truro and Penwith Academy Trust looks set to strengthen its grip on Cornwall’s education system with news that a “free school” is to open at...

No rocket launch from Cornwall to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee

By Peter Tremayne Suggestions that Cornwall’s first mission into space might take place to coincide with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee appear to have been squashed with the news from...

EXCLUSIVE: the latest wheeze to make money at Newquay Airport involves simulated zero-gravity rides in “the Fun Zone”

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport could be the launchpad for high-altitude “parabolic” flights which simulate zero-gravity, if negotiations between two companies ever bear fruit. Blue Abyss, which for nearly...

County Hall U-Turn as Cornwall Council decides it does want some Levelling Up cash after all – but how much thought has gone into the shopping list of ideas?

By Graham Smith County Hall has named four projects it is asking the government to support with “Levelling Up” cash.  Some will raise eyebrows, particularly a sports stadium at...

Planners recommend refusal of permission for Perranporth skatepark

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The battle for a skatepark at Perranporth is set to be resumed next week, when Cornwall’s planners again consider an application which has divided local opinion....

St Austell & Newquay Tories will again back Steve Double at next general election

By Julia Penhaligon Conservatives in St Austell and Newquay have re-adopted Steve Double MP to be their Parliamentary candidate at the next general election. While the move is not...

Developers again have Penhale Army Camp in their sights, planning to build a holiday park

By Richard Whitehouse and Julia Penhaligon New plans have been revealed for the redevelopment of a former military camp with beach houses.  Holiday firm CABU has submitted a planning...

New-look Newquay Airport forum “should meet in public” says government

By Peter Tremayne Newquay Airport has given more details of how it plans to “engage” with the local community following Cornwall Council’s confirmation that the existing Consultative Forum has...

Flying blind: Newquay Airport left to operate on auto-pilot, as councillors told they no longer have a role

By Peter Tremayne The Newquay Airport Consultative Forum is officially no longer a part of Cornwall Council, the airport has confirmed. The organisation, which brought together Cornwall councillors, town...

A familiar name takes to the skies again – but won’t be seen over Newquay any time soon

By Peter Tremayne Flybe is back in the air – but does not appear to be coming back to Newquay Airport any time soon. The airline went bust two...

Downing Street Party-gate: I’m backing Boris, says St Austell & Newquay MP Steve Double

By Julia Penhaligon The St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has become the first Parliamentarian from Cornwall to comment on yesterday’s news about Boris Johnson’s Fixed Penalty Notice...

County Hall takes over Newquay surf lodge to provide shelter for rough sleepers

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Homeless people in the Newquay area are to be offered shelter at one of the town’s surf lodges, following a Cornwall Council decision to rent the...

Newquay Airport: even Cornwall Council, which owns it, does not know who is in charge

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council’s grip on events at Newquay Airport came under the microscope yesterday (Tuesday) as cabinet members were quizzed about who is in charge. Councillor Paul...

A third satellite hitches a ride on Branson’s rocket, boosting the business case for a Cornish spaceshot

By Peter Tremayne Another satellite company has signed a deal with Virgin Orbit to launch from Newquay later this year, subject to the approval of various licensing applications. The...

Another construction firm in administration, posing questions over unfinished buildings in Cornwall

By Peter Tremayne Another large construction company has gone into administration, leaving question marks over a number of public sector projects in Cornwall. Caledonian Modular had been working on...

EXCLUSIVE: Still plenty of empty seats on taxpayer-funded flights between Newquay and London

By Peter Tremayne The taxpayer-subsidised cheap flights between Newquay and London are still resulting in aircraft which are barely half-full, according to an official report. The period December-February resulted,...

Newquay Airport Forum meeting cancelled again – due a licence-threatening outbreak of Covid, or is it just a dead parrot?

By Peter Tremayne The Newquay Airport Consultative Forum meeting promised for this week has been cancelled.  The forum, which Cornwall Council’s website says was “discontinued” in January, now seems...

Newquay Airport forum disappears off the radar, again

By Peter Tremayne The Newquay Airport Consultative Forum appears to be losing the will to live, at least as any officially constituted part of Cornwall Council. County Hall’s website...

Covid-19: Newquay Tretherras school begs parents to keep children at home if they have symptoms

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government’s abandonment of a Covid public health policy is causing severe problems at Newquay Tretherras school, which has more than 1,600 pupils aged 11-18. With...

Cornwall’s spaceport now has another customer, as Cardiff satellite company signs deal with Branson

By Peter Tremayne A Cardiff-based satellite company is hoping to be one of the first to launch into space from Cornwall later this year. Space Forge started in a...

Newquay Airport facing tough questions about its future, as County Hall reveals it is likely to lose £11.5 million over the next four years

By Peter Tremayne The future of Newquay airport is to be subjected to a fundamental “strategic review” after its owner, Cornwall Council, discovered it is on course to cost...

Saints Trail cycle path fiasco: Cornwall Council officers charged 11,000 hours of their time to government-funded project before Whitehall asked for its money back

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council officials charged for 11,000 hours of their time to the £19 million Saints Trail cycle scheme, before County Hall’s lawyers warned that the costs...

Cornwall Council leader challenged to declare that she has confidence in County Hall officials who wasted millions on failed Saints Trail cycle path

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s political leadership will be challenged today (Tuesday) to declare that it has confidence in the senior County Hall officers who masterminded the disastrous Saints...

Flights resume at Newquay but Met Office warns of more strong winds

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Flights to and from Newquay airport have resumed after Friday’s Storm Eunice.  However, the Met Office has today (Sunday) warned of another storm - named Franklin...

Storm Eunice is expected to bring a tidal surge, and flooding, to North Cornwall coast on Friday

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Environment Agency is urging people living in flood risk communities along Cornwall’s north coast to prepare for flooding from a forecast tidal surge caused by...

Civil Aviation Authority refuses to guarantee that Cornwall’s spaceport will have its licence by June

Peter Tremayne Cornwall’s spaceport is in a race against time to get its paperwork in order if Richard Branson is to launch a rocket from Newquay in time for...

Newquay cyclists can pedal off-road, as planners approve controversial route through residential area

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall's planners have voted 8-2 to approve a controversial off-road cycle path through Newquay, despite objections from police and local residents. The proposal to support the...

Planners to consider if Newquay cycle path will encourage crime

By Peter Tremayne Some of the difficulties associated with providing urban cycle paths will come under the microscope tomorrow (Monday) when Cornwall’s planners consider an application which police fear...

How we screwed up the Saints Trail cycle path, by Cornwall Council

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has finally published reasons for its abandonment of the Saints Trail cycle path between Newquay and Goonhavern.  The 11-page report is unlikely to satisfy...

Saints Trail – it wasn’t the first two-wheeled “omnishambles” and it won’t be the last: Any inquiry needs to ask the right questions if the same mistakes are not to be repeated

By Graham Smith Any inquiry into the multi-million pound Saints Trail fiasco, which on Friday saw the scrapping of a key part of a 19 mile off-road cycle path,...

Saints Trail: Cornwall’s multi-million pound “flagship” off-road cycle path to nowhere

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has been forced to abandon a key part of its flagship “Saints Trail” cycle path, after wasting millions of pounds. The trail was supposed...

Newquay Airport forum still lives and will meet next month, despite being “decommissioned”

By Graham Smith The tussle between elected Cornwall councillors and their officials over what should become of the Newquay Airport Consultative Forum seems to be heading for extra-time, after...

EXCLUSIVE: Eastern Airways shelves promise to fly twice a day to London, as aircraft remain mostly empty on the subsidised route

By Peter Tremayne Eastern Airways appears to have dropped – or at least postponed - its ambition to operate two flights a day from Newquay to London, after disappointing...

Flying solo: Newquay Airport Consultative Forum is decommissioned

By Peter Tremayne The Newquay Airport Consultative Forum has been “decommissioned.”  A formal notice has now been posted on the Cornwall Council website, but offers no explanation. The forum...

LoganAir now flys Newquay-Manchester

LoganAir has announced details of new flights between Newquay and Manchester.  A single ticket for the one hour 10 minute journey varies from £190 to around £88 depending on...

Newquay Airport and Enterprise Zone provide fewer jobs now than they did 12 years ago

By Peter Tremayne The total number of jobs associated directly with Newquay Airport and the Aerohub Enterprise Zone is 229, according to an official Cornwall Council report.  This is...

Space, the final frontier: Cornwall prepares to drekkly go where no man (or woman) has gone before

By Graham Smith Cornwall could be in a position to launch a satellite into space by the time of the Queen’s Jubilee in early June, councillors heard today. A...

Proof of life: the Newquay Airport Consultative Forum has an agenda, therefore it exists

By Graham Smith The on-off-on-off-on-again meeting of the Newquay Airport Consultative Forum will start at 10am this morning (Thursday) amid signs that its members – mostly Cornwall councillors and...

Newquay Airport meeting is back on, but behind closed doors

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall councillors have won a rare victory over their officers and succeeded in re-instating a meeting of the Newquay Airport Consultative Forum. The forum has not...

Newquay firm shares in government boost for offshore wind development

By Peter Tremayne A Cornish company is to share part of a £60 million boost to develop the offshore wind power industry – but most of the manufacturing jobs...

EXCLUSIVE: Who runs Newquay Airport? It’s not you, new managing director tells councillors

By Peter Tremayne An intriguing “tail wags dog” row is developing over the publicly-owned Newquay Airport, whose managers are theoretically answerable to Cornwall Council. The “Cornwall Airport Newquay Consultative...

“Nightmare” Saints Trail cycle path set to face further scrutiny

By Julia Penhaligon County Hall officials are coming under pressure to provide more information about the Saints Trail cycle path to the west of Truro, which has had to...

Branson’s rocket reaches the skies: next stop Newquay

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson last night (Thursday) successfully launched his rocket into orbit in the skies over California.  It is his third successful launch and paves the way...

Branson says his rocket is “Go For Launch” tonight

By Peter Tremayne Richard Branson says he will launch his rocket this evening, with the California take off then clearing the way for his next launch – from Cornwall...

Branson delays again – his rocket launch now rescheduled to tomorrow

By Peter Tremayne Nerves are jangling at Newquay’s spaceport over Richard Branson’s next attempt to launch a satellite. The tycoon had been due to take off from California today...

Flights to Cornwall should be carbon-neutral by 2040, say councillors – but officials urge caution

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is to debate the impact of Newquay Airport on climate change.  It will be the first time councillors have been able to challenge the...

Covid-19: “black list” clusters now spreading across Cornwall putting more pressure on NHS

By Anne North Cornwall now has an average Covid infection rate of 1,117.1 new daily cases per 100,000 population, with four clusters in the new most dangerous “black list”...

EXCLUSIVE – Cornwall’s satellite gets the go-ahead, with UK Space Agency “confident of launch at the earliest opportunity”

By Peter Tremayne The government has approved the business case for Cornwall’s first-ever satellite.  The Kernow Sat-1 was given the green light on 3rd December, but so far there...

Cornwall in space? Kernow Sat-1 is still on the drawing board, as countdown continues to June launch

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall Council is promising to release more details of the Kernow Sat-1 satellite project next month, as doubts grow that it will be ready to launch...

We’re still expecting Branson’s rocket in Cornwall this summer, say space chiefs

By Peter Tremayne Officials at the UK Space Agency are still expecting Richard Branson to launch a satellite from Cornwall this summer, despite the tycoon’s pre-Christmas social media announcement...

Covid-19: Newquay suffers the worst Christmas hangover as Cornwall now has five “red list” clusters

By Anne North Cornwall now has five “red list” Covid clusters, with Newquay West the worst affected at 1,152.2 new daily cases per 100,000 population – higher than the...

Plans to expand Porthtowan holiday park unanimously rejected

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Branson says his rocket is not coming to Cornwall until 2023 – and he is working for spooks, rather than the promised environmental concerns

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Branson delays again – will he really take off from Newquay in only six months?

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Fly Newquay – Dublin from 29th April

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Kernow Sat-1 details “soon” promises County Hall, saying some information might breach arms’ control rules

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Newquay Airport promoting cheap “winter break” flights to Newcastle

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Branson delays again – will his rocket really take off from Cornwall next year?

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Cormac in the firing line over Saints Trail omnishambles

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Council admits it has no up-to-date information to justify subsidised flights to London

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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.