22/11/2017: This is the link to the Planning Inspectorate, ref APP/D0840/W/17/3177902. We’ll keep checking for news…..
In preparation, a brief guide to planning hearings (please click to download, 2 pages):
The appeal, which can be found on this link is accepting ‘Interested Party Comments up until 7th September.
It is vitally important that our voices are heard!
Below are template letters to print out, fill in and send off to the address below:
You can send your comments to the following address:
permission and any subsequent comments (unless they are expressly confidential), will be forwarded to the Planning Inspectorate and copied to the appellant, and will be taken into account by the Inspector in deciding the appeal.
If you wish to make further comments, or modify/withdraw your previous representation, you can do so online at https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk (You will need to set up a user account and login). A brilliant explanation of how to log in is on Save Our Falmouth’s website, here.
This application has gone to appeal! We haven’t got the Appeal Reference number yet, but further information will be posted here when we know more. All of the documents can be found on this page from Cornwall Council. In the meantime here is the appeal statement from the applicant’s planning agent: PA16_10836-Statement-3331228
On 27th April Cornwall Council refused the planning application PA16/10836, Land at Fish Strand Hill, for the reasons stated below:
“Policy 3 of the Cornwall Local Plan states that the delivery of growth in main towns will be managed through site allocations in order to ensure that growth is genuinely plan-led. The application site is not an allocated site for development and the scale of the proposed development is so substantial that it is considered that the granting of permission would prejudice the community-led Neighbourhood Plan process by determining decisions about the scale and location of new development in and around Falmouth. Planning applications must be determined in accordance with the development plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise. In this case by reason of its location in Falmouth Town Centre the proposal would be contrary to the Council’s strategy for providing a range of sites in and around the existing University campus at Penryn where students can both live and study in and around the same location, as set out in the Council’s Site Allocations Development Plan Document March 2017 (Cabinet version) further to the requirements for delivering sustainable development that reflects the vision and aspirations of local communities through Local Plans set out in Paragraph 154 of the NPPF. The proposed development is therefore contrary to policy 3 of the newly adopted Cornwall Local Plan and guidance contained within paragraphs 2, 11, 16, 17 and 50 of the National Planning Policy Framework and the long standing fundamental of the UK planning system namely utilising a plan led approach to development.” (FSH PA16-10836 DN – Refusal)
This is very good news for the town and neighbourhood.