You never know which green area is next!

Tuckingmill valley

Tuckingmill valley

As the  green bits in the Camborne-Redruth area continue to disappear under the relentless ‘regeneration’ plans it seems other areas are under threat.  In May a Pre App for dwellings at Tolvaddon was made.

Pre Apps are were potential developers seek advice on sites.  Information is limited but the site and some details of possible housing numbers are provided.


Application Received: 09 May 2013. 

Construction of 28 no. 2 storey dwellings and associated works.  

Land Off Tolvaddon Road, Tolvaddon, Cornwall, TR14 0EQ.   

Status: Closed – advice given.

The site is at the top of the valley next to the road from East Hill to the A30.  A couple of fields which form part of the Tuckingmill valley (see above) and should be retained!

What is also obvious is that there are quite a lot of Pre Apps around – there might be one next to you!

Pre-application advice

Details of how Pre Apps work are available from the Planning Portal.

It is often a good idea to meet a planning officer for an informal discussion before you submit an application. Some local planning authorities charge for this service so it’s a good idea to check first. It is also a question you have to answer in the application form and can assist the LPA in dealing with your application.

Pre-application advice is encouraged as it can:

  • Verify the list of local requirements each planning authority can require. Read more about local and national requirements.
  • Reduce the likelihood of submitting invalid applications
  • Help you understand how planning policies and other requirements affect your proposals

If you are meeting a planning of officer you should be fully prepared to describe your proposals and show plans. You can:

  • ask for an assessment of whether there seems a reasonable chance of getting permission;
  • discuss site problems such as roads, footpaths, power cables, watercourses, sewers and telephone lines; and
  • ask about potential problems such as noise and traffic and whether the council might impose conditions to overcome these problems rather than refuse planning permission.

The level of preparation required depends on what you propose to do. In simple cases it should be sufficient to look at the main issues governing the grant of permission and decide which of these are relevant to your application. Say why you think your proposed development should be allowed to go ahead.

Because planning applications will normally be decided in accordance with the development plan you will need to justify any proposals which would constitute an exception to the plan.


One comment on “You never know which green area is next!

  1. D Treth says:

    All the big applications are always a stitch-up behind the scenes, presented as a done deal by the time it actually comes to the open process.Typical Cornwall Council.

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