Spaceport Cornwall moves step closer to lift off after Cornwall Council’s Cabinet approved £12 million funding for project

Steve Double, Member of Parliament for St Austell and Newquay, has welcomed the decision by Cornwall Council’s Cabinet today to award £12 million funding for Spaceport Cornwall.

The award brings the project, which will see Cornwall become the base of the country’s first horizontal launch spaceport, move closer to fruition.

Commenting, St Austell and Newquay Member of Parliament Steve Double said:

“I am delighted that the Cabinet of Cornwall Council have this afternoon approved the Council's support for Spaceport Cornwall with a £12 million investment.”

“Having worked to bring the UKs first horizontal launch spaceport to Newquay Airport, since before I was elected in 2015, including securing £7.85 million of Government funding, I am pleased that we remain on track for lift off in 2021.”

“Thank you and well done to all those at Cornwall Council and the Spaceport Cornwall team for this important step forward.”

“I look forward to seeing these exciting plans progress and will continue to do all I can to make this vision a reality.”