New Park and Cycle homes and facilities among Cornwall planning apps

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Every week dozens of planning applications are submitted to Cornwall Council, from conversions and demolitions to new businesses and housing.

Most of them are small and relate to things like new skylights or trees that need to be cut down.

But large-scale housing programs and infrastructure projects are also following the same path.

Read more: The story of a century-old cart emerging from a Cornish cliff

Below are four planning applications submitted to the local authority over the past week that you may need to be aware of.

All of these applications are pending a decision.

Change of use of the dental office at home

This is a pre-application for the change of use of the second floor of 1 Tregenna Hill in St Ives from dental office to residential.

It was submitted by Collier Planning on behalf of Loadace Ltd.

The pre-application reads: “The application site comprises a three-story building. The ground floor of the building is used for retail and the first floor is used as two apartments. The second floor , which is the only part of the building subject to this pre-notification, was used as a dental office but became vacant on November 1, 2021.

“The proposal includes the conversion of the second floor into two two-bedroom apartments.

“A parking space is to be provided at the back of the building as indicated on the plans.”

Pre-application PA22/02312 will be reviewed by Cornwall Council by Wednesday 4th May.

Four new houses

This is a preliminary application for four new domestic homes and garages with all matters reserved. This is for the land adjacent to Bosworgy, Turnpike Road, Marazion.

It was submitted by Nicholas Clift & Associates on behalf of H. Edwards and A. Thomas.

The request reads: “The application site is at the south-eastern edge of the village of Marazion. It is an uncultivated field of an area approaching one hectare. Houses and their gardens on adjoin to the west, north and southeast, and a series of farm buildings line its southwest hedge.

“Access from the listed Turnpike road is via a private driveway shared with neighboring houses in the northeast corner of the site. A footpath leading to the shore forms the eastern boundary of the site.”

Development application PA22/00960 will be considered by Cornwall Council by Thursday May 5th.

Building to house rescued foxes

This is a planning request for a building to house a pair of rescued foxes with a porch entrance and a fenced outdoor run. This is for Trewin Farm, Screech Owl Sanctuary, St Columb.

Development application PA22/01179 will be considered by Cornwall Council by Wednesday May 4th.

Park and cycle facilities

This is a pre-application for a change of use and redevelopment of land at Ponsandane Sidings on Eastern Green, Penzance, to provide Park and Cycle facilities with site access improvements and associated works.

It was submitted on behalf of Cornwall Council.

The pre-application reads: “The proposal aims to develop the surplus RN land into a dedicated park and cycle facility to encourage sustainable modes of travel (cycling and walking). Access and egress from Eastern Green (A30) will be through existing and established points Due to the width of the site, vehicles will travel in a ‘one way’ direction (east to west).

“The proposal includes provisions for a bus drop-off/pick-up area to further encourage active travel, although it is not intended to be part of the main bus network timetable.

“In its current form, the proposal will provide a total of 68 vehicle locations, including 5 accessible spaces, 6 electric vehicle charging locations and 2 drop-off/pick-up locations. Space has been created within the site that can accommodate up to 15 motorcycles Arrangements have been made for 65 rental bike racks and 26 e-bike racks with charging facilities located at each end of the site All bikes will be stored in the CyclePods ‘Southwark Cycle Shelter’ (or similar approved by Cornish Council).”

Pre-application PA22/00411/PREAPP will be reviewed by Cornwall Council by Friday 22nd April.

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