Steve Double, Member of Parliament for St Austell and Newquay, has welcomed the unanimous decision by Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning Committee today, to reject the application by Wainhomes to build 300 houses on land north of Cornwall College in St Austell.
Commenting, Steve said:
“I am delighted to see Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning Committee have unanimously refused this application.”
“I have opposed the development of this site since my days as the local councillor for the area. The vast majority of the people of St Austell do not want this land built on for very legitimate reasons and I am delighted that the committee has listened to the views of local people, the local Town and Parish Councils as well as my own representation.”
“I hope Wainhomes will now get the message and respect this decision and decide not to appeal.”
“The message is clear, we do not want these houses here!”