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Rejected new homes plan submitted again in Redruth - for the 19th time

By WBJLock  |  Posted: February 04, 2014

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PLANS have been submitted to build new homes on a plot of agricultural land near Redruth - for the 19th time.

The latest planning applications, from house builder Park Bottom Developments, is for 69 new homes on “unmanaged agricultural land” east of Trevelyan Road in Park Bottom, Redruth.

The plans, a mixture of 47 dwellings and 15 affordable homes with allotments, are been strongly opposed by more than 60 residents.

Illogan Parish Council has also “strongly objected” to the homes being built.

Writing on Cornwall Council’s planning website page, Penny Richards said more than 135 extra cars would be on the roads as a result of the new homes. She said the highways infrastructure was not suitable for the development.

She wrote: “The planned opening into the estate (from Trevelyan Road) will interfere with an existing cycle lane, putting cyclists in even greater danger.

“Contrary to the traffic report, vehicles do drive at excessive speeds along the lane as they use the road as a cut through to Broad lane, Trevelyn Road, the proposed dwellings would increase this traffic further.

“The exits from Dreysen Close and Clifton Road onto Spar Lane are already hazardous as residents are unable to clearly see what traffic is travelling down.”

Another comment submitted by a Mrs Hocking added: “It was previously stated that the long-term vision of the Cornwall Community Strategy is for a county where individual communities are able to feel safe and flourish, retain their distinctiveness and contribute to the way of life for their people.

“The three main themes adopted across Cornwall are: Individual wellbeing, strong communities and quality living environment - Illogan already has these but they will be destroyed by the housing proposals for the village.”

One of the previous objections to the land being developed stated that it made an ideal green barrier between Park Bottom and Illogan and should be kept as such.

Cornwall Council has until February 25 to decide whether to approve the application.

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  • AlEdwards  |  February 04 2014, 9:18PM

    Seriously! They reject these plans but pass plans for a new housing estate an new trunk road in Camborne, meaning a loss of 2 green spaces that the local communities used year round. A 'nice' new road that, apart from passing in front of my house, means more traffic in the community. The next nearest green space for my son to enjoy is over a mile away, along this 'nice' new road, not the safest in my opinion. I would honestly like to hear from councillors and planners as to how and way this scheme was passed, especially when so many people were against it!!!

  • break  |  February 04 2014, 4:49PM

    It makes me sick how developers just do whatever they want until they get their own way,with no interest towards what the community want.

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  • wringer  |  February 04 2014, 11:29AM

    They wont let homes be built on it so why not put a solar park there. they get through planning on the nod these days and if they don't, well just appeal and you will get it anyway. houses or solar park that looks like stalag 90. what would the parish council decide then?

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