Please can I ask you, if you have signed this petition please can you look to sign the following petition.
It is hoped that if we can start to bring our numbers together they can have more weight and then a result might be that we are heard.
The management at Cornwall Council Planning department is shocking.
It needs investigating please help us achieve this:
To: The Rt Hon. Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP. Secretary of State for Environment,
PROTECT OUR CLIFFS
We respectfully request that in your roles you allow time to:
Help protect the cliff top gardens on the coastal fringe of Newquay, Cornwall.
Acknowledge the findings and evidence of the draft Newquay Neighbourhood Plan and give weight to it NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.
When the NNP is in place it will have within it a Policy to protect our Coast line and prevent building on Newquay's coastal fringe, in gardens such as in the photo.
We would like both Sajid Javid MP, and Michael Gove MP. to act now to stop cliff top builds on our coast line.
Our Local MP, Steve Double has spoken out to Cornwall Council, both Newquay Town Council and Cornwall Council have Objected/ Refused the inappropriate applications yet the applications keep coming, with one appeal Dismissed and another pending.
Sadly there have been a number of rockfalls and landslides local to the site in recent years. Some major and one recent, a close call for one family on the beach that made national news.
Please, we need your help for this to reach The Rt Hon. Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP. Secretary of State for Environment,
Why is this important?
Any approval to build, is one that has huge negative impacts, to the open space and special character of our coastline forever, the impact to the cliff integrity/stability.
The photo shows a site highlighted as being built on, this build is now seeking approval for unapproved works.
It is important because in 2015 over 1,000 people signed an online petition through change.org ( Protect Newquay Clifftops) to two applications to build on gardens at Island Crescent, Newquay. There were further objections made to Cornwall Council.
This lead to one application ( front garden) being REFUSED by Cornwall Council, then taken to at appeal by the applicants and Dismissed by the Inspector. The other application ( rear garden)being WITHDRAWN. Yet they have built to that plan anyway!?
Since then the applications have continued and concerns about them and their content raised to the planning department. Now a second APPEAL PENDING on the front garden. The applications have not stopped, with the applicant not adhering to two permissions on the rear garden.Leading to enforcement action, RETROSPECTIVE PLANNING PERMISSION PENDING to be decided early September.
We need Sajid Javid MP, and Michael Gove MP. to:
Protect our treasured and unique coastline and support:
1) The public voice of the community and wider.
2) Newquay Town Council.
3)Our Mayor past and present
4)The members of Cornwall Council Planning department against cliff top development ( last vote on most recent application 12-2 against proposal to build)
5)The Planning Inspector on reasons for his previous decision to Dismiss the application
6)Our local MP Steve Double
7) Facebook page Protect Newquay Clifftops
This area once protected by the policies of the Restormel Borough Plan no longer are until the NNP is is in place.
We need it not to fall into an area of no protection that would allow it to be built on.
These are garden grabbing applications, this is not "brownfield land" and should not be seen as such.
The National Planning Policy Framework encourages the community to engage, to have voice within its community. Please help the voice of this community and wider that seek to protect, preserve the coastal fringe of Newquay get the weight required to give credit to the development stages of the Newquay Neighbourhood plan to Protect our coastline from such proposals.