Put Penzance First

2010-02-24

The deadline for objections to the Council’s resubmitted application for Listed Building Consent is March 4th, but the sooner you get it in the better. See below for help with objecting.

An objection is always more effective if written personally and in your own words but if you don’t have time please use the following letter. It can be sent to by post to the address below, by e-mail to planning.west1@cornwall.gov.uk, or cut and paste into the Council’s on line objection form at www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=14945.

For more information about writing your own letter see the “How to Object” document below. Please also use the "Option A Myths" document found under "materials" on the home page.

Please pass this information to family & friends… it’s important that as many people as possible object and for the right reasons. The Council has said that objections to the previous application will be taken into account but we strongly urge you to write again using the letter below which includes new reasons for rejecting Option A.

Objection Letter for cut & paste

[Put your name & address here.]

Phil Mason
Planning & Regeneration
Cornwall Council
St Clare, Penzance, TR18 3QW

Dear Mr Mason,

I am writing to register my objection to Cornwall Council’s application for Listed Building Consent in respect of the South Pier in Penzance (10-0095-LBC). My grounds for objecting are:

1. The works will seriously damage the setting and fabric of the listed building and will irreversibly bury substantial parts of what is the largest, longest 18th century pier in Cornwall, fundamentally changing its character from a free-standing and iconic part of the town’s historic landscape into little more than an underground and inaccessible archaeological relic.
2. The outcome of the work, should the application be granted, would be the loss of a hugely important part of the town’s heritage and a persisting blight on the area, which would damage the prosperity of the town and hinder its economic regeneration. Carrying out the work would also do lasting damage.
3. Less harmful alternatives exist so it cannot be argued that the proposed works carry any special wider “benefits for the community”.
4. The application was previously rejected by Cornwall’s Strategic Planning Committee and there has been no material change since the previous application that justifies resubmitting it. In particular, the objection from English Heritage still stands.
5. Continuation of the sea link between Penzance and St Marys is not reliant on the approval of the application.

For the reasons stated above I strongly urge Cornwall Council to again refuse planning consent in this case.

Yours sincerely,


[Sign & print your name here.]


How to Object : download pdf | view pdf

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