Cornwall Council’s Public Health Team has stated Penzance Heliport will not pose a risk to the health and wellbeing of local residents in Penzance or on the Isles of Scilly.

The team – which promotes the health and wellbeing of the residents of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly – says it “does not have any concerns” following analysis of local public health data and reports connected to the development.

Addressing information provided by campaigners against the proposal, the Public Health team concludes that the noise levels associated with the heliport are not expected to be “at such a scale that would result in negative impacts on health and wellbeing.”

The Public Health Team have also stated they “do not consider air quality to be at risk” as a result of anticipated emissions from the heliport or helicopter service.

“Lack of Compelling Data”

Also today (31st July 2018) a Consultant Cardiologist with 30 years’ experience has written to Cornwall Council stating there is a “lack of compelling data” to support claims a heliport in Penzance will damage cardiovascular health.

Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning Committee will decide on the application at a meeting on Thursday 2nd August. The meeting will be webcast through the Cornwall Council website.

The Cornwall Council Planning Officers’ Report, released ahead of the meeting, recommends approval of the project for its “significant social and economic benefit to the businesses, residents and visitors of the Scillies and wider economic benefits to West Cornwall.”

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