Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Further news about Crugmeer

On 15th January I had blogged about a possible new small business park at the hamlet of Crugmeer. Crugmeer lies between Padstow and the North Cornwall Coast and the plan was to convert some disused traditional farm buildings and remove the modern steel and concrete framed structures, replacing them with a new building incorporating principles of sustainable development.

This proposal has certainly got people going with one newspaper reporting that there have been 242 letters of objection and 40 letters in support.

The latest news is that North Cornwall District Council have rejected the application, primarily on the grounds of access. Crugmeer is down a lane a mile or so from the B3276 which runs west from Padstow towards St Merryn. The Crugmeer lane is effectively a cul-de-sac terminating at Hawker's Cove on the west side of the Camel estuary.

Now the developers, Haven Jetty Company, are considering an appeal. I have to say that I'm quite impressed with the proposals but of course wouldn't have to live with the increased traffic using the lane.

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