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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,


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Atkins Anne

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 ( 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 The other application ( rear garden)being WITHDRAWN.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.

Newquay, Cornwall

Maps © Stamen; Data © OSM and contributors, ODbL


2017-11-19 14:02:43 +0000

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:

2017-11-16 09:46:49 +0000

The following link was the original petition in Jan 2016.
It is hope the number of signatures on the two petitions with the hundreds of objections to Planning at Cornwall Council will get the attention of the Ministers.

2017-11-16 09:44:06 +0000

Protect Newquay Clifftops
November 14 at 5:36pm ·
Very pleased to get the email to say that the recent Trebarwith Hotel, Trebarwith Crescent, Newquay application PA17/07367 has been WITHDRAWN.
This was an application for the demolition of the hotel and construction of 7 townhouses, 9 apartments, a detached bungalow with associated landscaping and car parking and the change of use of No 47 and 49 Trebarwith Crescent from hotel to residential.
Many thanks to everyone who took the time to comment on the Cornwall Council website on the application, as with all applications your comments and views are important and it is vital that you put them on to the CC planning portal website not just on social media.
Thank you again, here's to waiting for their next proposal, hope it comes soon!

2017-11-02 09:42:55 +0000

Yet another garden grabbing planning application to build on the front garden at 20 Island Crescent.

There have been:
5 Refused applications.
One being Refused at Appeal.
One is Pending an Appeal decision ( the Planning Inspector visit any day now)
NOW this the 6th application.

Please help us protect and preserve our coastline.

2017-11-01 21:16:41 +0000

Here is another ongoing cliff top battle local people of Newquay or lovers of our coastline wishing to protect it are trying to fight for a long time.
Keep up the good work people and lets stay united on this.

Please keep sharing, THANK YOU!

2017-10-20 00:03:18 +0100

Please look at the end of the article to see the interviews with local people, councillors and local MP Steve Double.

2017-10-19 23:59:33 +0100

2017-09-29 14:37:20 +0100

UPDATE: The Refused application PA16/11901 for the front garden of 20 Island Crescent Newquay is now with the Planning Inspector and open for comments:

If you wish to make further comments, you can do so online at
Or send your comments to:
The Planning Inspectorate, Jasmine Rogers, Room 3P Kite Wing, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol, BS1 6PN.

All representations must be received by 19 October 2017. Any representations submitted after the deadline will not usually be considered and will be returned. All representations must quote the appeal reference: APP/D0840/W/17/3180253

Please ensure that you only provide information, including personal information belonging to you, that you are happy will be made available to others in this way.

2017-09-23 19:19:09 +0100

Great news to share with you!
Support coming from our local MP, Steve Double to protect our cliffs.

Keep sharing and lets keep signing!

2017-09-06 09:18:20 +0100

Latest cliff top application for Newquays Coastline to be developed.

The former Trebarwith Hotel.
This application is going to Newquay Town Councils Planning Committee for their consultation on Monday 11 September at 2 pm.

Latest consultation date for public comment is 25th September

See the link attached to view and comment on this application:

2017-09-04 21:58:13 +0100

Today was the decision hearing for application PA17/03577 For the retrospective works carried out at the rear of 20 Island crescent.

The Planning Committee at Cornwall Council "Deferred" the application.
The committee felt concerned over an appeal if Refusal was given as a decision today( as proposed but not voted on). After Cornwall Councils legal advisor spoke it was agreed further technical information relating to the application ( platform at cliff edge/ build proximity to cliff edge) was required prior to a decision. To support the proposal of over development of the site.
As further information is available it will be posted.

The petition, needs as much support as possible please keep sharing. and highlighting it through social media, thanks.

The petition page photo has been updated from proposed cliff top development sites to the recent land slide/ rock fall that happened a few weeks ago.

2017-09-04 21:49:12 +0100

another rock fall on our door step ( well quite literally for this Newquay homeowner ) in our local press

2017-09-04 21:47:50 +0100

Thank you to every 264 of you that have signed!

Please keep sharing, many thanks for your support :) A x

2017-08-30 14:22:19 +0100

Thank you everyone for signing.
Please keep signing and sharing.
However you can, lets make this count!

Newquay Town Council had another application before them yesterday which they Objected too.
Lets hope together we can achieve this :)

2017-08-24 08:18:34 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-08-21 11:07:18 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-08-20 22:38:56 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-08-20 21:36:48 +0100

10 signatures reached

2017-08-20 19:42:53 +0100

Its a waiting game to get the Newquay Neighbourhood Plan in place ( it takes a lot of work, consultation and research) Its a crucial document and can be used in the decision making for our town. THIS IS WHY WE NEED OUR MINISTERS TO STEP IN, it could be too late if they don't!
As we mention in the blog the list to protect the cliffs is quite long ( and growing with more and more rockfalls taking place) Here is an article from over a year ago. Newquay :

2017-08-20 19:39:50 +0100

(27/04/17) Application PA 17/03577 an application for the unapproved works carried out in the rear garden that is now following planning enforcement action is attempting to get permission.
If approval is given will it lead to a message to all that Cornwall is a total free for all Cornwall Council Councillors are saying its like two fingers up at planning. A massive increase in footprint, taking the build closer to the cliff, excavating much more than approved for a swimming pool lower than lower ground floor level, stripping out the natural coastal fringe to place a concrete platform that over hangs the cliff boundary!
You may still be able to comment?
The MPs,need to read this one! it's a shocking disgrace and many believe it should be taken down and made to fit the approved PA12/06740.

2017-08-20 18:25:21 +0100

You can see many posts, photos, comments, newspaper articles and videos regarding the aim to protect the cliff tops of Newquay, Cornwall, England on Facebook page:

2017-08-20 18:23:15 +0100

A recent rock fall / land slide at the end of last month near the development site:

2017-08-20 18:17:08 +0100

Also covered on Scottish News, and in the national paper:

2017-08-20 18:14:59 +0100

Had hoped to list the appeal decision notice on here but it seems to have been removed from the planning portal as do the other documents?
Will have a copy somewhere and post asap.

Here we go:

2017-08-20 17:57:21 +0100

22/12/15 an application on the front garden PA15/11914.The front garden application PA15/11914 OBJECT by Newquay Town Council, REFUSED by Cornwall Council ( this is when the 1,000 plus objections came in regarding the applications to protect the gardens from inappropriate building and being overdeveloped.)
This application was then taken to APPEAL and the Planning Inspectors decision was to DISMISS the application.

2017-08-20 17:41:23 +0100

(22/12/15) Rear garden application PA15/11915. (although listed under the host house) WITHDRAWN by the applicant.( PA15/11914 & PA15/11915 received over 1,000 plus objections with a petition and comments to NTC and CC to protect the cliff top gardens from inappropriate building /garden grabbing and being overdeveloped.
In this time there were saved policies that helped protect it.
Sadly it seems this application is what is being built rather than the two generously awarded approvals.(PA12/06740 & PA16/02402) Note the vast public comments this application are no longer listed on the public planning portal?
Below is the link for the rear garden WITHDRAWN application:

2017-08-20 17:20:59 +0100

(16/12/16)Previous to PA17/06919 on the front garden is PA16/11901. OBJECT by Newquay Town Council and REFUSED by Cornwall Council. Now PENDING at APPEAL:

2017-08-20 16:20:04 +0100

(21/07/17) The previous front garden application PA17/06919 also PENDING :
(If the planning portal allows you to still comment)

2017-08-20 16:17:45 +0100

(03/08/12) Please also post your comments to Cornwall Council on the latest front garden application PA17/07637 PENDING :