Members of the public will have one final say on how they would like a central part of Penzance to be redeveloped.

Developer Treveth is inviting the local community to a third public consultation event to view the emerging proposals for the Coinagehall Street redevelopment and to have their say on the draft plans for a key area of the town centre.

The drop-in event is a chance to find out more about Treveth’s proposed plans for Coinagehall Street and St Anthony’s Gardens, and to discuss them with the team behind the project.

It is looking to build homes at Coinagehall Street in the town, which is close to the popular seawater lido Jubilee Pool.

The project is also set to include the regeneration of St Anthony’s Gardens, funded by Government’s Future High Streets Fund, promising it will “retain key historical features whilst providing a better public realm and useable open space which will be enjoyed by local people and visitors alike.”

The property side, funded by Treveth, features a proposal for a mixed-use scheme with both residential and commercial properties incorporated in the architectural plans, with the promise of affordable homes and open market rentals as part of it.

The site will also link the area with the Jubilee Pool and the wider Penzance Promenade.

New material will be available to view at the third and final consultation, showing how Treveth’s designs have progressed since the last event in May.

Attendees will be able to see how feedback collected at the consultation events has influenced design changes, say Treveth, and boards will be on display to highlight what the development could look like. Around 400 people attended the last public consultation event in May, with 374 responding to the survey.

Falmouth Packet: How the development could lookHow the development could look (Image: Treveth)

The developers said: “The majority of those who have completed the survey support the redevelopment of the former Taylor’s Garage site and St Anthony’s Gardens, and would like to see a wide range of commercial uses on site.”

The final public consultation event will be held on Monday, July 17 between 10.30am and 7pm, at The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, TR18 2NL.

There will be an opportunity to submit feedback at the event or complete an online questionnaire at The consultation website and questionnaire will be live from Monday, July 17 2023 to Friday, July 28.

Treveth intends to make a planning submission this summer, after the end of the consultation.

For more information or to view the consultation materials in a different format email or phone 01872 706010.

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Emma Rodgers, senior development manager at Treveth, said: “We are thrilled by the level of interest the local community has had in the scheme, and grateful for the previous feedback we received; 374 survey responses is a huge amount of valuable input.

“We have progressed the design since the last consultation in May, and now have updated plans that we’re keen to share with the local community on July 17.

“We have been pleased with the positive feedback we have received so far with the majority supporting the redevelopment proposals for Coinagehall Street and St Anthony’s Gardens. Out of those who have attended our previous consultation events, over 80% are local residents, so we are delighted to see that people who will be most affected by the plans are engaging with these events, ensuring their thoughts are heard.

“This last event will present the design and look of the development, as we near completion of the design process, and give the community the opportunity to visit the Treveth team one last time to ensure their feedback is noted.

“The project team will be on-hand to answer any questions you may have about the Coinagehall Street redevelopment and can take you through the emerging design, which will be on display for you to view along with an updated model of the proposed site layout.”

Martin Tucker, chair of the Penzance Town Deal Fund, described it as a “once-in-a-generation opportunity”, adding: “The community has played a vital role in feeding into the designs, and we invite them to attend this final event and see how the proposals have evolved in the past few months.”

Founded by Cornwall Council in 2019, Treveth now manages 78 properties across three developments and 45 units across six commercial sites.

Treveth currently has more than 300 homes in the process of being built in Tolgus, Liskeard and Bodmin.

Previous projects include Heathlands View in Bodmin, The Coppers at Tolvaddon and Tregover in Newquay.

Treveth acquired the site at Coinagehall Street in Penzance from Cornwall Council under a Subject to Planning Contract in late 2022.