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University formally registers plans for 'Heart' development
4:30pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in News
Plans for the next phase of development of the university campus in Penryn have been formally registered with Cornwall Council.
In the same week, residents who live near the campus at Tremough have been sent details of who to contact should they have problems with noise and antisocial behaviour emanating from the site.
The Heart project involves opening up an acre or so of space between the media centre and the Exchange with the aim of improving the visitor experience by providing a central hub to connect the academic buildings with Tremough House and its parkland.
The proposals also include a new shop and reprographics centre, the creation of a “village green” at the centre of the campus for students, staff and the wider community to enjoy and returning much of the existing concrete and tarmac to lawn and opening up the coastal view from the site.
A design and access statement which accompanies the planning application says: “The development of the Heart Space as a dynamic and high quality piece of public realm in the centre of the campus is an exciting prospect for the university and stems directly from the masterplan for Tremough.
“Consultation has been an essential part of shaping the design proposals so that the new Heart Space meets the overarching aspirations of a dynamic, flexible and sustainable piece of public realm whilst responding to the particular needs of a broad range of user groups.”
Residents living below the campus have already expressed their concern over the proposals, fearing they will lead to further noise. As a result, they have been sent a letter from Falmouth Exeter Plus providing the telephone numbers of who to contact should such problems arise.
Full details of the planning application can be found by searching for PA13/07361 at www.cornwall.gov.uk.
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