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'Wholehearted support' for Falmouth Marine School plans
10:04am Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
Falmouth Marine School’s plans to upgrade and refurbish its campus have received the “wholehearted” backing of town councillors.
Planning permission is being sought for its redevelopment proposals which include the demolition of the Trelawney Road wing and the creation of a more accessible entrance with added parking.
Internally there will be a reconfiguration of the marine biology laboratories, classrooms and marine engineering workshop to make better use of the space. A lift will be added for disabled access and energy-efficient windows and doors are proposed.
There will also be improved social areas for the students with a European-style cafeteria and integrated library.
The plans went before Falmouth Town Council’s planning committee last week when they received the unanimous support of members.
Councillor Steve Gray said: “It’s a really good way forward for them and gets cars off the street and makes use of their property properly.”
Councillor Rowenna Brock added: “It will make it look a lot nicer than it already is and I support it wholeheartedly.”
Councillor Steve Eva said: “It would be an improvement to a building that has needed work done to it for a very long time. We should be supporting this wholeheartedly.”
The college learned last month that it has secured half of the £3.6 million needed to fund the scheme. It has received £1.1 million from the Skills and Funding Agency to add to the £700,000 from Cornwall College and hopes its application for £1.8 million of EU Contingency funding will be successful this autumn.
The planning application will be determined by Cornwall Council.
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