From Beirut to Falmouth people ask “how much do we know about things that might explode?”

Posted By on 5th August 2020

By Peter Tremayne Safety experts in Cornwall are reassessing the rules and regulations governing the potential storage of ammonium nitrate in Falmouth.  The huge blast – and devastation – in…


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  1. Thank you for investigating this. As pointed out in the Packet 8th July 2009 the then Carrick Council seems to have granted planning consent for development in the vicinity of the docks without the required consultation of HSE. The issue only came to light during the planning application for the Admiral Nelson pub, now Trelawney House retirement flats. A&P voluntarily submitted to tighter controls to permit development in the area , including the docks. As the consent has not be used for 5 years and there are many more people living close to the docks, both students and elderly, could not A&P now surrender the consent altogether? Currently it permits storage of considerably more AN than in Beirut.

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