Meeting to discuss planning application in Heamoor

27th January 2023 in Events, Heamoor, Local News

The Planning Committee will discuss an application submitted for a building development in Heamoor

What’s it all about?

We are holding an Extraordinary Planning Committee Meeting to discuss planning application PA22/11412: Development comprising 320 new homes, roads and accesses (and other associated developments) on land at Trannack Farm, Heamoor (TR18 3PF)

The meeting will be held on Tuesday 7 February in the main hall of St John’s Hall at 7pm.

This is a PUBLIC meeting and open to to everyone to attend. If you would like to speak during public participation please email [email protected] by 9am on Tuesday 7 February.

More information about the application

You can view the full planning application and submit your comments on the proposed plans on Cornwall Council’s Planning Portal:

Devonshire Homes Ltd have also published information about the proposed plans on their website:

Penzance Council’s role in planning applications

Penzance Council is a statutory consultee for all Penzance Parish planning applications.

This means that Cornwall Council, who make the final decisions on all applications, are legally required to consult with Penzance Council before a decision is made on applications within the Parish.

The Planning Committee makes comments on applications based on submitted plans, public comments on proposals, and reports provided by other departments and outside bodies where appropriate eg. the Strategic Historic Environment Service, the Environment Agency and Historic England.

Penzance Council does not make the final decision on planning applications – these are made by Cornwall Council.

Outcome of the meeting

The Penzance Council Planning Committee unanimously resolved that an objection be made on the grounds of the following:-

  1. The lack of safe access to and from the development, namely:-

i) The dangerous nature of the proposed pedestrian crossing point over the A30.
ii) The proposed access via Polmennor Road, for both pedestrians and vehicles, when it did not have adequate infrastructure in place for current numbers, nor any increases.

  1. The proposed design of the development being out of keeping with the local vernacular.
  2. The overbearing nature of the development and the loss of privacy for existing properties which surround the site.
  3. The lack of an adequate flood risk assessment, particularly with regard to addressing the potential for tidal surges in Chyandour Brook.
  4. The overcrowding of the site, which had been allocated for development on the basis of 290 homes whereas the application proposed 320.

You can view a full copy of the minutes of the meeting which took place on 7 February here:

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