A public meeting in Penzance will give members of the public opportunity to show their support for Penzance Heliport and raise questions and concerns about the project.

The meeting, organised by Cornwall Council, will take place at St John’s Hall, Penzance on Monday 23rd July 2018 at 6pm.

After a protracted campaign of misinformation and misleading statements from a small but vocal minority of campaigners against the heliport project, the meeting will give people the opportunity to understand the facts.

Members of the Cornwall Council Strategic Planning Committee will attend the meeting and listen to public opinion on the project – on both sides.

No decision will be made at the meeting; we expect the decision to be made at the Strategic Planning Committee meeting on Thursday 2nd August 2018.

We know huge local support exists for this project, as has been shown at our initial local public consultation event (92% of local people supportive or supportive with caveats), petition (11,600+ signatures) and the record-breaking 3,300+ supportive comments submitted to Cornwall Council (with the largest proportion of those who identified their location coming from Penzance, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly).

We would strongly urge those who understand the importance of this project to Penzance, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to attend the meeting to ensure the overwhelming support for this project is not drowned out by a small minority of vocal campaigners.

Monday 23rd July at 6pm at St John’s Hall, Alverton Street, Penzance, TR18 2QW


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Frank Gregory · July 11, 2018 at 2:14 pm

‘What is the delay, yet again ? Total rule.? The islands and Penzance need a heliport service from PENZANCE from where the Scillonian sails the main rail service terminates. It is the first place you reach from all quarters not at LANDS END (Although heavy investment has been made there) Utter choas if your flight is cancelled at Lands end and you have to travel baclk to Penzance to board Scillonian. Come on …..DO A DEAL. for both parties concerned it has gone on long enough. Hope to fly back to Scilly from Penzance 2019? in my 80th year. Was a regular visitor. some 30 years.

Roy Wallis · July 12, 2018 at 11:04 am

The heliport at Penzance is crucial to the livelihood of all Islanders as an essential, quick link to the mainland for emergencies or appointments and from an income view point with particular regard to the holiday trade. No sympathy can be detected for the IOSSC stance which appears to be totally focused on what is good for them as opposed to what is good for the Islands generally. I would suggest that comments on this site and others, will be sparse as we have expressed our support many times for this initiative and the antics of the IOSSC are to delay and disrupt popular opinion. We must not let the minority win or raise an unnecessary diversionary rumpus.

Julian · July 19, 2018 at 8:37 am

Totally agree Frank. The location of the airport at Lands End is so impractical on many levels.

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