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Housing plans for industrial estate fall flat? COMMENT
Updated 12:51am Wednesday 15th May 2013 in News
It seems Cornwall Council doesn’t like a Penryn developer’s plans to house 200 university students on the edge of a Falmouth industrial estate.
Andrew Risely, of Sustainable Developments (SW) Limited, got in touch with the council recently to ask whether some student flats on the north side of Tregoniggie wouldn’t be an awfully good idea.
His scheme, which is only at the pre-application stage, would ease pressure on the town’s housing stock, he said, by giving the students somewhere to live that’s out of town but still walking distance from the centre.
But Mark Ball, one of Cornwall Council’s principal development officers, said the land should be reserved for business, or in his words “employment aspirations,” and was worried that the students wouldn’t want to live 30 minute’s walk from the town centre.
Is squirreling a chunk of the student populace away on the outskirts a good idea, let us know below.
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