Liskeard location a poor place for elderly flats says Council

Sunday 20th June 2021 10:30 am
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The pre-application plans describe 95 flats in a three-storey building

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A PIECE of steep woodland adjacent to a ring road would be an “inappropriate” place to build an assisted living facility for older people, says a town council.

Plans for a building containing 95 flats, which would be located on the outskirts of Liskeard, have gone before Cornwall Council for pre-application advice from a planning officer.

The proposal has come from the owner of the land, who is based in Surrey, and who incorporated the company Liskeard Retirement Living Ltd in December 2020.

The project would comprise 59 one-bedroom and 36 two-bedroom flats plus extra facilities within a large three-storey building designed for assisted living.

At a meeting of Liskeard Town Council’s planning committee, members supported the principle of provision of assisted living within the town.

However, given the identification of this site as a Local Green Space in the Liskeard Neighbourhood Development Plan, the location was inappropriate, they said.

The land in question is located on the eastern side of the Charter Way ring road, close to the roundabout leading out of the town, and is referred to in the NDP as Charter Way/Tencreek Woodland.

“A more suitable site would be in the town centre, easily accessible to the facilities it provides, rather than an edge of town site,” said the planning committee.

“The access arrangements were also unclear.”

To view the plans visit Cornwall Council’s online planning portal and use the reference PA21/01272/PREAPP.