URGENT: SAVE FALMOUTH'S BEAUTIFUL PENDENNIS HEADLAND FROM LUXURY FLATS
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Following Cornwall Council's refusal of permission to build 35 luxury apartments on the iconic Pendennis headland, the developers are back, with an appeal to the planning inspectorate.
By signing this petition I support the Council’s reasons for refusing permission of this development, as follows:
1. The proposed development would result in substantial harm to the settings and therefore the significance of the Grade I listed buildings of Pendennis Castle and St Mawes Castle, which are also Scheduled Ancient Monuments, due to the introduction of housing into the historic setting of these heritage assets which are of national importance. The public benefit of the remediation of a contaminated brownfield for housing and the economic benefit arising from the development would not outweigh the substantial harm identified with respect to the Listed Buildings, Scheduled Ancient Monument and Conservation Area.
2. Future occupiers of the proposed apartments are likely to suffer a loss of
amenity because of noise and odour arising from the nearby sewage treatment works and docks. If permission was granted it could lead to complaints from residents leading to actions that could restrict the future operation and expansion of the sewage works and docks.
We also feel that the landscape will be unacceptably altered (removal of old boundary walls and cutting down of trees). Pendennis Headland has an important function as a social meeting place for generations of local people (please see comments of the 2300 people that signed this petition back in November 2016). The developers having bought out the clause to provide affordable housing on site, these houses that will be build on a headland that means a lot to local people, will be unaffordable for them.
We are a group of local citizens, that are concerned that should this appeal succeed, it will set a precedent for other luxury, gated, residential developments across our beautiful headland.
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