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Details of Gulval 250-home plan to be revealed

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: February 19, 2014

  • Proposed site Ponsandane Field.

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GULVAL residents are set to find out more about a proposed 250-home development on a prime site between the village and Penzance.

Developer Terrace Hill is holding an initial consultation event in Gulval later this month to discuss proposals to provide up to 250 new homes and community infrastructure on land at Ponsandane Farm, to the west of the village.

The site, Gulval West, is identified in Cornwall Council's emerging Local Plan as being suitable for the provision of a small part of the authority's overall commitment to providing 47,500 new homes across the county.

A council discussion paper on potential sites for housing states that the Gulval West site "offers the greatest opportunity to provide enhanced community facilities for the wider Gulval area".

Company spokesman Adam Pratt said: "We are keen to speak to local people to seek their input into the design process.

"We want to understand their aspirations for the facilities the village needs, as well as the types of houses local people want.

"That is why we are holding this initial consultation which will be the first part of an continuing dialogue with our neighbours."

The public consultation will take place at Gulval Village Hall on Monday, February 24, from 3pm to 7pm, when members of the public can meet representatives of Terrace Hill. Prior to that, villagers are holding their own meeting on Monday, February 17.

Speaking of Terrace Hill's plans for Gulval West, Mr Pratt said: "We are very much aware of the site's sensitivity, and landscaping will form an important driver in our emerging masterplan.

"It is our aspiration to design a high-quality village extension with a distinctive Cornish appearance and extensive areas of public open space.

"We will also be exploring opportunities to improve the local road network."

Residents can contact info@gulvalwest.com to find out more about the consultation event, or visit www.gulvalwest.com

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  • Frank_Scully  |  February 20 2014, 8:49AM

    When did making money become a crime? But 10/10 to you sir for including all the standard NIMBY points in your rant. I particularly enjoyed your paranoid twitch about "incomers".

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  • TheodoreV  |  February 19 2014, 12:49PM

    Oh go on. Build over another open space on the anvil con of "Desperate need for housing" (Sob Sob) when in fact the only driver is money. Money for the land owner. Money for the developer. Money for the speculator on the back of rising house prices. Will it help the homeless? Of course not. These will be prime targets for incomers, holiday homes and for unaffordable rent. Will Penzance or Gulval be improved in any way? Oh don't be so silly. Will it be approved by a complacent planning system, totally dedicated to ruining everything good about Cornwall and in hock to big business? Very probably.

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