Saturday, 24 December 2011

Woburn Road 'village green' application goes ahead

I wrote back in the summer about the threat to the green space on Woburn Road. The land is owned by Cornwall Council and an application to build five homes had been put in despite the unobstructed use for more than 20 years for play and dog walking and the wildlife and trees on the site.

The good news is that the planning application was withdrawn and an application to give the land 'village green' status has been received and is now out to formal consultation.

If granted, village green status would recognise that the land has been used as amenity land for a long period and would give a great deal of extra protection against future development applications.

Congratulations to the local residents association for getting this far. I hope the change of status will occur early in the New Year to give local residents a fantastic belated Christmas present.

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