Unused "eyesore" public toilets that have been at the centre of anti-social in Penzance could be demolished and replaced with a parking space.

A scheme to demolish a public toilet block in Penzance, which has been unused for years, and replace it with public parking spaces has been submitted to improve a street in the town.

The toilets on Jennings Street have been called an “eyesore” and suffered frequent anti-social behaviour issues.

The proposed development would deliver four public parking bays near the main shopping area of Market Jew Street, improving shopper convenience and promoting the town centre businesses.

It would “enhance biodiversity and create a stronger streetscape with the inclusion of native trees”.


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The proposed layout is intended to act as a catalyst for future investment and development in this area of Penzance, including the creation of a public footpath and cycle connection to New Street, and improve access between Market Jew Street and Penzance Harbour.

The scheme would be part of Cornwall Council’s successful bid for £10.4m Government investment from the Future High Streets Fund for the regeneration of Penzance high street. The grant is co-funded with a further £19m from public and private sources giving a programme total of around £30m.

For more details see PA23/08411 https://planning.cornwall.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=S2M50AFGM7A00&activeTab=summary