Plan for homes on Pendennis Headland and Swanpool at 'very early stages'

Plan for homes on Pendennis Headland and Swanpool at 'very early stages'

Plan for homes on Pendennis Headland and Swanpool at 'very early stages'

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Seventy-six new homes could be built on the oil depot at Castle Drive in Falmouth and up to a further 40 at Swanpool if developers get their way.

Pre-application advice is being sought from Cornwall Council in relation to the two proposed developments so details are currently thin on the ground as only limited information has been provided.

The first comes on behalf of Cavanna Homes, described as a family business which has been responsible for a number of housing developments across the South West.

It has drawn up plans for the Falmouth Oil Services land which show 76 new properties built between Castle Drive and Tredynas Road. A mixture of houses and apartments are shown along with amenity areas.

On the pre-application form, which has been submitted by Jillings Hutton Planning of Exeter, the owner of the land is listed as Mr C J Walters c/o Lawrence Butler of Truro.

Neal Jillings, of Jillings Hutton Planning, confirmed that the plans are in their “very early stages” but said it would be inappropriate for him to comment further.

A request for a comment from his client did not get a response by the time the Packet went to press.

The other proposal relates to an area of land off Swanpool Road in Falmouth and is described as being for a residential development of between 20 and 40 units. The land in question lies behind the toilet block off Swanpool Beach.

The pre-application advice is being sought by Simon Collier of WYG on behalf of Linden Homes Strategic Land. Mr Collier said: “These are very early days in the planning process and as yet we are unable to indicate what form any planning application will take.

“The meeting with the council was purely an exploratory one. However, we will be carrying out pre-application consultation with local residents and councillors in the near future in order to provide people with an insight into the development proposals as they develop.”

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11:51am Mon 24 Feb 14

titanium says...

I would much rather the oil depot be returned to greenery rather than a strip of luxury houses.
I would much rather the oil depot be returned to greenery rather than a strip of luxury houses. titanium
  • Score: 13

9:40pm Mon 24 Feb 14

lauz05 says...

if they are affordable homes and not retirement/student flats then its fine, as we really don't need any more rich pensioners moving down here
if they are affordable homes and not retirement/student flats then its fine, as we really don't need any more rich pensioners moving down here lauz05
  • Score: 1

7:46am Tue 25 Feb 14

molesworth says...

How does Jersey or Guernsey cope with their lack of affordable housing? I know they don't build housing estates willy nilly. They must have locals who aren't millionaires like we do that need cheap homes.
How does Jersey or Guernsey cope with their lack of affordable housing? I know they don't build housing estates willy nilly. They must have locals who aren't millionaires like we do that need cheap homes. molesworth
  • Score: 5

10:37am Tue 25 Feb 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

When I was in Guernsey and Jersey years ago I think everyone that lived there was wealthy and those families helped their own out. They all seemed self sufficient.
Anything built at Pendennis should be affordable.
When I was in Guernsey and Jersey years ago I think everyone that lived there was wealthy and those families helped their own out. They all seemed self sufficient. Anything built at Pendennis should be affordable. Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 2

3:50pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

molesworth wrote:
How does Jersey or Guernsey cope with their lack of affordable housing? I know they don't build housing estates willy nilly. They must have locals who aren't millionaires like we do that need cheap homes.
I think that is a really good point you have made. Do they have their own government? because our housing numbers are largely dictated at government level. I think it would be great to deliver affordable housing to buy and rent without it being alongside a higher percentage of open market dwellings.
I will be interested to see what the eventuality is for Pendennis.
[quote][p][bold]molesworth[/bold] wrote: How does Jersey or Guernsey cope with their lack of affordable housing? I know they don't build housing estates willy nilly. They must have locals who aren't millionaires like we do that need cheap homes.[/p][/quote]I think that is a really good point you have made. Do they have their own government? because our housing numbers are largely dictated at government level. I think it would be great to deliver affordable housing to buy and rent without it being alongside a higher percentage of open market dwellings. I will be interested to see what the eventuality is for Pendennis. Gillian R.Z. Martin
  • Score: 2

4:06pm Tue 25 Feb 14

ElevenEleven says...

Swanpool grows ever more.. the field on the other side of the road will be next to go...
Swanpool grows ever more.. the field on the other side of the road will be next to go... ElevenEleven
  • Score: 1

5:50pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Teejay says...

I wish we could lose the phrase 'affordable homes'. As far as the developer is concerned all homes are affordable by someone otherwise there'd be empty luxury apartments everywhere.
But whatever the terminology, we do need to encourage the building of dwellings with prices that allow the average young person to aspire to becoming a home owner.
I wish we could lose the phrase 'affordable homes'. As far as the developer is concerned all homes are affordable by someone otherwise there'd be empty luxury apartments everywhere. But whatever the terminology, we do need to encourage the building of dwellings with prices that allow the average young person to aspire to becoming a home owner. Teejay
  • Score: 2

10:32am Wed 26 Feb 14

titanium says...

lauz05 wrote:
if they are affordable homes and not retirement/student flats then its fine, as we really don't need any more rich pensioners moving down here
I very much doubt that the site would be for "affordable housing". More likely to end up as a mirror image of Trefusis Road, Flushing.
[quote][p][bold]lauz05[/bold] wrote: if they are affordable homes and not retirement/student flats then its fine, as we really don't need any more rich pensioners moving down here[/p][/quote]I very much doubt that the site would be for "affordable housing". More likely to end up as a mirror image of Trefusis Road, Flushing. titanium
  • Score: 6

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