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PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - Devon and Cornwall Police and Falmouth Town Council are both objecting to the planning application which was submitted to Cornwall Council
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A block of 26 flats which is being planned for Falmouth has been recommended for refusal after the police realised future residents could look into their Criminal Investigation Department (CID) offices. The plans include the demolition of the Cornwall Car Centre Ltd, on Dracaena Avenue, to construct the new building. There would be one and two-bedroom flats and six of them would be affordable. A planning application has been submitted to Cornwall Council by NuFoundations Planning and Design on behalf of Company name Lux Blu Developments. But, so far, the application has received objections from the police and Falmouth Town Council due to the proximity of the site to the future skate park and the police station. You can stay up to date on the top news and events near you with CornwallLive’s FREE newsletters – enter your email address at the top of the page. The force even said that flats would face the offices of the CID and the Professional Standards Department (PSD). Martin Mumford, police designing out crime officer at Devon and Cornwall Police, wrote that the police estates senior management team asked that the force formally object to the scheme at this time. “The police estates highlighted the fact that no pre-application contact was made with them by the applicant,” he explained. “They feel that as this is obviously a new design, any assumed reliance on previous agreements under the consented scheme was inadequate.” “The following specific points were raised: privacy issues, with windows directly facing the police station. Immediate adjoining offices are CID / PSD. “The boundary fencing treatment has not been clearly defined, and in the absence of detail, there is concern to the security of the police station.
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.” The force is also asking for a planning condition to prevent the developer from installing CCTV overlooking the police station or its car park. “Aside from the issues already raised, from a wider designing out crime view I too have some concerns with the proposal,” he added. “The main concern is that the proposal is now for permanent residential use and the possible issues that may arise due to the proximity of the adjacent park and in particular the approved skate park.
“Whilst I am not qualified to make a formal assessment of the likely impact of noise from the skatepark it seems likely that this could be an issue for any permanent residents of this block. Even if the skatepark surface itself will be relatively quiet then youngsters using the facility are obviously highly likely to be quite noisy." He added that it is possible that groups of young people could meet up at night. Falmouth Town Council also objected the plans. A statement from the council reads: "Recommend refusal, the new proposal is over-development of the site and of poor design. There is a lack of amenity space for the number of apartments proposed. "Concerns about the proximity to the police station and new approved skatepark. The previous proposal for 19 holiday apartments is much more appropriate for this site." The application will be considered by Cornwall Council by June 18. More stories from Cornwall: G7 Cornwall: Over 5,500 officers and 100 police dogs will be deployed during global event Dial 999 if you see this wanted man who has links to Falmouth and Newquay
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