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Cllr Kym Willoughby and Kingsley Rickard
Cllr Kym Willoughby and Kingsley Rickard

Revised plans of Heartlands in Pool have been welcomed by members of the community.

New plans of the 7.5 hectare site went on show to the public at The Hub Club on Station Road, Pool, highlighting the revisions to the previously approved planning applications.

The site’s updated features include a larger community building with additional facilities for local people. As well being able to view artists’ impressions of how the site will look and feel once completed, members of the public were also able to view the site’s sustainable energy strategy and see how the site plans to incorporate solar, wind and biomass initiatives to be a zero carbon development.

The main amendments to the previous design focus on the new buildings designed to accommodate artist studios, office space, children’s centre and residential accommodation together with extending the community facilities in an enhanced, dedicated hall.

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Scott James, Heartlands programme director, said: “The consultation event was really positive and it was great to receive comments on the updated plans. Following the consultation the revised plans will now be put forward as a planning application in March.”

Carolyn Rule, Cornwall Council’s cabinet member for economy and regeneration, added: “It’s really important that members of the local community feel they have a voice about developments in the area and so consultation events such as these are really positive. I’m looking forward to learning the outcome of the application and watching Heartlands come to life.”