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Heliport Gets Green Light

A message from Robert Dorrien-Smith to supporters of the Penzance Heliport project... I am delighted to confirm the deadline for legal objections has now passed and, with no challenge lodged, our planning permission stands. We can now get on with the job of building...

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Penzance Heliport Welcomes Steamship Company Statement

Penzance Heliport welcomes a positive statement from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company on the future of transport links to the Isles of Scilly. In a statement today (21st August 2018) the Steamship Company says it accepts Cornwall Council's...

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Planning Conditions: Stuffy or Significant?

Over the past few days, the Penzance Heliport team has been meeting to discuss our planning conditions. These may sound dull, but we think they’re pretty important... That’s because planning conditions detail how we will ensure the Heliport is a sustainable, quality...

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Penzance Heliport Granted Unanimous Planning Consent

Helicopters will once again connect Penzance and the Isles of Scilly after Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning Committee unanimously backed a new Penzance Heliport. State-of-the-art AW139 helicopters will operate from the new heliport at Penzance to the islands of...

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Council Public Health Team: Heliport “Does Not Pose Risk”

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...

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Consultant Cardiologist: Heliport ‘Not a Significant Risk’

A heart expert has written to Cornwall Council saying there is a “lack of compelling data” to support claims a heliport in Penzance will damage cardiovascular health. Dr Richard Mansfield, a Consultant Cardiologist with almost 30 years’ experience, says there is “not...

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Independent Data Proves Penzance Weather Resilience

An independent aviation manager with 24 years’ experience of Isles of Scilly air services has confirmed Penzance Heliport would be more weather resilient than Land’s End Airport. A comparison of weather readings for the past 10 months shows Penzance was flyable 94% of...

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Local Councillor Urges Heliport Support

The Cornwall Councillor for the area surrounding the proposed Penzance Heliport site has urged fellow members to support the project and show “Penzance is open for business and investment.” Simon Elliott, Cornwall Councillor for the Ludgvan Division, has written to...

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Penzance Heliport Project Recommended for Approval

Plans for a replacement Penzance Heliport to serve the Isles of Scilly have been recommended for approval by Cornwall Council planning officers. The Planning Report recommends Councillors grant permission for the heliport, citing the “significant social and economic...

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