Thursday, 9 March 2017

Request for ‘call in’ of Heliport plans thrown out by SofS

The Penzance Heliport planning application is not going to be ‘called in’ by the Secretary of State despite an anonymous request that the SofS should do so.   Cornwall Council was advised by letter dated 8 March (download here) that the SofS was “content that it should be determined by the local planning authority”. The decision clears the remaining obstacle to the project proceeding.

See Scilly Today news item on the decision here .  

Sunday, 5 February 2017

An historical piece about the British Airways Helicopter Service

Bill Ashpole was a helicopter pilot with British Airways when they ran the helicopter service to Scilly.  His article (see link here) covering 1975-1978 makes facinating reading (especially for those of an aeronautic bent).

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Heliport application supported by Strategic Planning Committee

Cornwall Council's Strategic Planning Committee gave its backing to the Heliport application this morning in record time and with a unanimous vote.  The vote could not approve the application because an application had been made to the Secretary of State for the application to be 'called in' (who might have requested this?).  Just because a request has been made to the Secretary of State it does not mean that the SofS will necessarily do so.  Rob Goldsmith, IOSSG, spoke against the application.  Penzance Town Council and Ludgvan councillors spoke in favour of the application as did the applicant.

Cornwall Live article here

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Planning Officer recommends approval of Penzance Heliport

The Planning Officers report (for the Strategic Planning Committee 2 Feb) recommends approval of Penzance Heliport - you can read his report here .

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Penzance Heliport Planning Application - Determination 2 Feb 17

The Penzance Heliport planning application will be determined by the Strategic Planning Committee on 2 February at the Council Chamber, Council Offices, County Hall, Truro, TR1 3AY.  The Committee meeting will begin at 10:00am.  The Planning Officer’s report on the application will be published 7 days before the date of the meeting and will be available at the link below: