As part of the £23.7m Camborne Town Deal plans, Cornwall Council has received a “planning performance agreement” pre-application for the creation of new community hub facilities including library and performance space at the Basset Centre and neighbouring White House on Basset Road in the town.

It is anticipated the two buildings, linked with an impressive foyer, will house the library with a youth café, large multi-use performance and events space, heritage displays and space for community activities for residents of the town.

Originally constructed as a boarding school in 1893, the Grade II listed Basset Centre currently provides a home for Camborne Library and several small to medium size meeting spaces used by the town council. The first floor was used as Cornwall Council offices but these now stand vacant.

The Grade II listed White House, also known as 24 Basset Road, was originally built as a large detached two-storey home in the mid-19th century.

The building was used as Cornwall Council offices until 2017. It now lies empty.

More details at PA23/00396/PREAPP:

Also nearby Redruth South Crofty Ltd, a subsidiary company of Cornish Metals Inc, has applied for permission to conduct mineral exploration via a diamond drilling program across multiple sites on land to the north of Carnkie, near Redruth.

Three locations are proposed where drilling will reach a depth of between 550m to 750m. The proposed drilling is not considered to have potential to harm the World Heritage Site in which the site sits.

More details at PA23/09418: