PLANS for new houses and care homes on the outskirts of Camborne have been met with objection from a local action group. The Trelawney Alliance says the village of Penponds would be “swallowed up by the faceless urban sprawl” if plans to build 58 houses, a 50-bed residential nursing home and 48 care flats and off Tregenna Lane in Camborne go ahead.
The development is only in the first stages of the planning process – a pre-application was submitted in July – but the group is determined to drum up opposition to the plans to build on land adjacent to Tregenna Fields.
According to Trelawney Alliance, the development forms the first stage of a larger plan to build “vast” numbers of houses on the land between Penponds, Camborne and Treswithian. “Penponds is part of Cornwall’s heritage and its character needs to be preserved, not swallowed up by the faceless urban sprawl, of which this new application is the first stage,” said a spokesman for the action group.
The West Briton has contacted Savills Planning and Merlion Capital Partners for a comment and awaits a reply.