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Supermarket meeting

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: January 18, 2013

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A CRUNCH public meeting discussing three controversial supermarket planning applications for St Austell was due to take place last night.

Residents were invited to have their say on plans for Coyte Farm in St Mewan, Penwinnick Road and Pentewan Road.

The Coyte Farm application outlines a £110 million scheme, including a Sainsbury's, a 160,000sq ft shopping park with a Marks and Spencer, care home and pub on 98 acres of green land.

Developer Terrace Hill has applied to demolish the existing Cornwall Council offices on Penwinnick Road to make way for offices and a new supermarket, creating about 350 jobs.

Cornwall Council said the proposed four-storey office block would safeguard the 450 public sector jobs in the town and save about £700,000 a year.

The third application is for a Morrison's supermarket on brownfield land at the Pentewan Lab site, by developers Broadley Park Properties.

Cornwall Council's strategic planning committee was due to either approve or throw out the applications on Wednesday, January 30, but the meeting has been postponed. A new date has yet to be announced.

See next week's Cornish Guardian for the full story on the public meeting.

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