Plans to reinstate a regular helicopter service between the Isles of Scilly and the Mainland are moving forwards and plans for a new heliport in Penzance have now been submitted to Cornwall Council’s Planning Department.
The plans for a new heliport on Jelbert Way, Penzance opposite from the previous heliport follows the consultation events held in Penzance and St Mary’s in September at which there was much enthusiasm and support for the proposal.
Feedback received since the announcement to reinstate the vital transport link to the islands was taken into consideration in the final designs and reports submitted to the Council.
Will was joined on The Morning Show by Tom Matthews, Head of Marketing for Tresco Estate. Tom Said “We’ve been absoloutly overwheelemd with the level of support from both the islands and from the Penzance area.”
Tom later said “The key point to make is that any comments that have been submitted to date actually don’t have any impact on the planning process itself. We’ve been really lucky, we’ve heard some fanatically supportive comments from islanders, businesses, and visitors. We’ve had emails, letters, phone calls and social media messages of support and hundreds of them but unfortunately none of those actually count in the formal planning process. The only things that will count are emails, letters, and comments of support that are sent directly to Cornwall Council.”
You can view the plans online and comment on them by clicking the link below and entering the reference PA16/09346 or you can email your comments with the reference number to firstname.lastname@example.org. A decision on the planning application is expected in early 2017.
You can hear Will in conversation with Tom Matthews, Head of Marketing at Tresco Estate below.
Photos and images courtesy of Google Maps and Penzance Heliport LTD.