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Work starts on identifying new Cornish development sites

By cmjohnw  |  Posted: December 03, 2013

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Work starts on identifying new Cornish development sites

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Cornwall Council has started a process of identifying sites for new development by publishing a Site Allocations Scoping Report for consultation, which will set out specific land allocations for development.

The document is intended to identify sites to be developed for a variety of uses, including housing, employment and retail. The document will also seek to protect land, including existing strategic employment sites, as well as land to maintain / develop important infrastructure.

Public consultation on the document closes on December 20, following which the council expects to prepare a Pre-Submission version of the document for further public consultation in May/June 2014, with Submission to the Secretary of State for examination in November 2014.

Nick Matthews, director and chartered planning consultant at Savills, said: “The council is actively planning for future growth by allocating specific sites for development through a Site Allocations DPD.

“Although only an initial scoping document, this consultation provides a good opportunity to ensure that the council is made aware of potential strategic development sites, and ultimately provides an opportunity for willing local landowners to capitalise by realising the value that development can bring through the release of land.”

With the council planning for specific land allocations for residential development, estate agents are calling on local landowners to act now to maximise their opportunities for inclusion in the Cornwall Development Framework.

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  • D-Head  |  December 03 2013, 10:07PM

    Apart from social housing on brownfield sites, any new development will only exacerbate existing problems particularly employment and a health system that is increasingly 'not fit for purpose'. This is what you might call 'common sense' but don't think for one second that Cornwall Council will take any notice. It has its agenda and it will implement it regardless of the harm it will do. When you look at councillors in Penzance calling for even more housing than that already agreed you have to question their motives when it is clearly NOT in the public interest.

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  • Trecurnow  |  December 03 2013, 8:28PM

    Penzance has been pencilled in for some 3000 houses that by my calculations will require the creation of 6000 jobs at £50000 per annum to finance a mortgage based on the figures we had to pay to get ours. When interest rates hit 15% did we get into debt?! Create the jobs first and let the housing follow otherwise don't bother - there are 1700 houses empty now.

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