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Plans for £35m shopping park in Hayle submitted to Cornwall Council

By CMChloe  |  Posted: January 22, 2014

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Plans for £35m shopping park in Hayle submitted to Cornwall Council

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Ambitious plans for a multimillion pound shopping park which could see retail giants move into Hayle have been submitted to Cornwall Council.

Cranford Developments are hoping to get permission for eight retail units at land near Marsh Lane including Debenhams, H&M and TK MAXX, creating up to 500 jobs for people in west Cornwall.

The plans also include improvements to the A30, as well as new cycling routes and better pedestrian links.

As part of the consultation process, Cranford exhibited their proposals to local residents in September last year.

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More than 900 people submitted their views, with 94% supporting the plans.

Bill Oakley, chairman of Cranford Developments, who is promoting the scheme, said: “We have had a fantastic response from local people and we have listened carefully to their suggestions. This scheme will bring over £30 million of investment to west Cornwall, providing hundreds of jobs and a boost for the local economy.

"The scheme will also bring many community benefits including an enhanced nature reserve and significant improvements to the A30.”

Cranford has adapted their plans in response to suggestions from the local community and key stakeholders.

These include speed calming measures on the road into Angarrack, a pedestrian crossing over the A30 at ground level and improvements to the effectiveness of the Green Buffer zone through the use of a 3m high earth bund.

Stakeholders also requested that a dedicated staff parking bay be implemented in the scheme, as well as increased customer parking and improvements to the design of the front of the new stores.

Should the plan be accepted by Cornwall Council, the developers will also be expected to help with future town centre management initiatives in Hayle.

Cranford developed the West Cornwall Shopping Park in 2006 and said the current plans for the surrounding area are a way to offer a greater choice of shopping for local residents.

So far more than 350 people have expressed an interest in working at the new shopping park, which would also house Mountain Warehouse and Outfit which includes the brands Miss Selfridge, Oasis, Topshop and Warehouse, amongst others.

Gareth Dougherty, acquisitions manager from Debenhams, said it would be a great opportunity for Hayle.

He added:“We have been looking for a new store in west Cornwall for the last five years. We believe that this site meets our requirements perfectly and that a flagship Debenhams store in Hayle will offer much needed choice for our customers as well as employment opportunities and inward investment for the area as a whole.”

If approved, developers hope to start work in Autumn 2014 with the retail stores set to open in Autumn 2015.

Plans can be viewed and commented on at www.cornwall.gov.uk.

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  • JP2609  |  January 30 2014, 11:06AM

    PhilPZ, just reading everyone's comments and note you wanted the link to view the plans etc, so here it is: http://tinyurl.com/nl4eeez may need to highlight text and right click to follow link or copy and paste into your web address bar.

  • recam  |  January 24 2014, 7:09PM

    by recam The development is proposed for a site that is both greenfield and out-of-town. It is furthermore a Cornwall Wildlife Trust site and at least part of the development will be on a flood plain (the adjacent road is called Marsh Lane). If those are not already sufficient reasons for refusal, there is also the horrendous A30 roundabout to consider. I have heard that the "solution" for that includes placing traffic lights on a trunk road. Madness! The 450 jobs that the developers claim will materialize will be mainly part-time and low-paid. And the development will see jobs lost in the centre of Hayle and elsewhere. Does Hayle really wish to follow other towns in the West Cornwall area (and I could name at least five) into decline? That kind of retail development is not the answer to Cornwall's problems.

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  • PhilPZ  |  January 23 2014, 9:48PM

    The Cornwall Council website is so poor that putting a postcode TR27 or 'Marsh Lane Hayle' doesn't bring up the application. Could someone who has been clever/lucky enough to find it put the link on here. Thanks.

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  • SueHalfyard  |  January 23 2014, 3:11PM

    This piece of land has (or HAD) a SSSI on it (Site of Special Scientific Interest). That's not going to be true if it's covered in concrete is it? Just how the hell do these developers even get to buy land like this?

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  • samd78  |  January 23 2014, 12:55PM

    No No No True to form developers are trying to develop this spot again with little regard to the effects on the surroundings. When Sainsbury's tried to build here one prominent Hayle councillor stated, if you had to pick the worst spot to build a supermarket this would be it! I am not against progress and jobs but there must be better locations for this. The traffic will be terrible and this is marsh land teeming with wildlife. We also need to take shoppers through Hayle to grow the economy, The new Asda will do this. Absolutely against this propsal.

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  • cornwallgal  |  January 23 2014, 11:46AM

    Definitely not..these developments kill small towns, and the location will create horrific traffic problems, and more low paid part time jobs is not the key to developing the economy, there should be more investment in training and small business, we don't want to become a county of shelf stackers.

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  • oscarlizard  |  January 22 2014, 11:06PM

    Ridiculous plan and idea it will ruin Angarrack create havoc on the A30 and this is supposed to be greenbelt land and teeming with wildlife!! what are these Councillors thinking!!

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  • yorkie1957  |  January 22 2014, 6:38PM

    let's just hope the planners have thought about how many car parking spaces this development will need -then perhaps double it! I live locally but won't visit the Hayle M&S/Boots/Next simply because I have better things to do than join a 15 car queue to get into the car park,then have to be shown which tiny space I'm supposed to park in.

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  • dtreth  |  January 22 2014, 5:51PM

    @Seaem what other big scheme have Cornwall Council turned down lately - most of everything else from the corporate developers gets through. It would be possible to carry the A30 on a bridge over the pedestrian footpath, is that what they mean?

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  • Grenville  |  January 22 2014, 3:57PM

    extra shopping opportunities for people in W Cornwall, pity about the millions going out of the local economy into the bank accounts of millionaire share holders with their money stashed in some tax haven, when will we learn!!!

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