A pre-application has been submitted to Cornwall Council to revitalise parts of Helston Town Centre.

The pre-app, which was validated on January 5, states it would be looking to improve and refurbish several areas of Helston as part of the Town Vitality Fund project.

Pre-application intends to ask for planning officers' views about the proposals, before a full planning application is submitted sometime around May 2022.

Some of the improvements prjects planned include improvements to traffic flows, paths, pavements and cycleways, refurbishment of Helston’s Market Place and Drill Hall Yard as well as other projects to promote Helston’s heritage.

Alongside the improvement and refurbishment plans will be measures to support the economy of the town centre and also proposals for a community hub.

Falmouth Packet: The proposals included a map of the area in which improvements could take place.The proposals included a map of the area in which improvements could take place.

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In an update on his social media page, one of the pre-apps applicants, David Turnball of Helston CIC, said: "Helston CIC have been working with Cornwall Council, Helston Town Council and various community groups to develop a series of projects aimed at improving Helston town centre and bringing much needed vitality back into the town.

"The group is now at the point where funding is becoming available to take the plans to wider consultation and detailed design.

"To support this work we are keen to broaden the current steering group - the Helston Place Shaping Board - to oversee project development as well as represent key sectors within the town centre.

"If you have a passion for improving Helston town centre and run a business in the town or live in the town centre we would love to hear from you."

The plans would also involve the creation of a 'Cultural Quarter' which would link up some of the town's historic sites.

It is the second of four key projects being worked on by the Town Vitality Fund project teams, to make the best use of a £100,000 grant won by Helston earlier this year in order to kickstart different ways of regenerating the town.