SCHEME TO BUILD OVER BEACH POSTPONED - NOT YET ABANDONED...
Please keep on petitioning & spreading the word - why not print off and hand out a few flyers & do your bit for Mother Nature?
As a direct result of a good number of Penzance townspeople going along to the 'consultation' at St.John's Hall, Penzance, Cornwall, UK, on September 30th '08 & expressing their outrage and resistance to any scheme to destroy Sandy Cove & Battery Rocks, the Route Partnership have postponed the submission of a planning application, apparently until February '09. They are intending to stage a second PR excercise - another chance for the public to express their feelings. Surely the crucial question is just how much legal influence do these Consultations actually have when planning decisions are made? This question will not remain rhetorical but will be put to those in power.
HOW TO VIEW THE COMMENTS THAT MADE THE PLANNERS THINK AGAIN...
There has been much discussion about the difficulty in actually finding the public feedback from the consultation displayed on the web, where the Councils & Route Partnership claim it can be viewed. Everyone I know has been confused by the way in which the information is set out. When you log on to
If you go to Have Your Say, you will see ''Sorry, there are no comments to view at the moment....'' There follow contact details for Birse Nuclear
and details for Media Enquiries, CCC, Beverly Hill
All this is a smoke-screen of ill-construed Hog-wash to divert you away from the point. To get to the actual comments you must by-pass all this and go to Project Developments , click on Public Consultation, finally click on September 2008 Exhibition & you're there! Easy wasn't it? No-one could ever accuse the Route Partnership of trying to supress the Voice of the People, now could they?
STOP PRESS..... Route Partnership have re-edited their website since last checked the previous day! if you now follow the trail I described, instead of finally showing you the dreaded comments, they now want you to sign up to various media-players - an effective obstacle to alot of us who simply wanted to read the comments, not install a load of technology - most of us have neither the time nor interest. This website is like an outrageous Cretan maze and trying to locate any actual Facts in it is like trying to fix a hole in the ocean , looking through a glass onion. We will contact the Root Partnership & ask for directions - watch this blogspace...
ENJOY YOUR BEACH!