Supermarkets, Supermarkets and a Stadium.
One of the Committees I am a member of is Strategic Planning. If truth be told I really like this committee because of the different types of applications it covers, and the level of detail you have to go into on each application. For any application there can be literally 100s of pages of technical information, representations (from all parties) and various other important information. All of this has to be read and cross-examined before you make a decision that could change people’s lives.
In September and October the Strategic Planning Committee is going to be rather busy. This is because of the number of applications due, and the emotive nature of some (if not all) of them. I can’t recall in the two years I have been on this committee a more busy or important period than the next two months.
The list of applications that are due to come before the Strategic Planning Committee is as follows:
• Dean Quarry, review of mineral planning permission
• Delabole Quarry, review of mineral planning permission
• Denzell Downs Wind Farm
• East District Centre, Truro, foodstore, park and ride, housing
• Garlenick Manor Wind Turbines
• Hayle supermarkets
• Sainsbury’s, Falmouth
• Sainsbury’s, Penzance
• Tesco, Penzance, extension
• Tregadillet Road, Kennards House, trunk road service area
• Truro stadium and road
• Tuckingmill, housing development
• Westwood Quarry, review of mineral planning permission
As you can see, there are some big supermarket applications that include those from Hayle, Penzance, and the controversial Truro East District Centre plan. Included in the mix is the application for the stadium in Truro, which is likely to attract a lot of attention too.
Luckily all these applications will be web-casted due the important nature of the applications, and more importantly, the huge public interest these applications are likely to attract.
One thing I know is my eyes are going to hurt from all the reading that will be required on each application.