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"Polshea Turbine Refused Permission"

A government planning inspector has thrown out proposals for a 67-metre tall wind turbine at Polshea Farm, St Tudy. Cornwall Council refused permission for the three-baded turbine in April last year. Now planning inspector Neil Pope has upheld the council's decision and dismissed an appeal.

Cornish Guardian 23/12/15

"Road Closure 23/11"

Update from Paul Horrell Customer Services Manager at Kier

We have completed and backfilled the trench through the main part of the village. I am pleased to be able to confirm work in Chapel Lane will now cease until after the Christmas break. Our next section of trenchwork will begin on Monday 23 November at the Electricity Substation near Penhale Farm.

I have called on a few residents to ensure that the work has not been too disruptive and I have been very pleased with the positive feedback offered for our Contractor,  MDP Southwest Ltd.

Karen and all the staff at The Community Shop have been a great help throughout, keeping residents and Kier up to date with issues that might otherwise get missed in the larger scheme of the works.

If any residents have any questions or concerns about the works I will be happy to hear from them

Kind regards

Paul Horrell

Customer Services Supervisor

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An Update from Paul Horrell - Kier Customer Services Manager

"Work commenced on the road works on Monday 26 October on the outskirts of the village in Wadebridege road and has progressed steadily past Jorys Meadow, The Community Shop then Oak Park and on to the junction of Boddinick Lane and Wadebridge road. All these sections of work have been carried out under a Road Closure and they have exceeded our expectations in regard to timescales. The cooperation of the village residents has been absolutely key in us progressing so well and has been much appreciated given the strong feelings about the project itself.

The end of this week should see a large section of the trench work completed and tarmaced in Wadebridge Road.

The next section of works will take us from our current position in the entrance of Boddinick Lane around towards Chapel Road. These works will be carried out under temporary three-way traffic lights."

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"Solar Power Protest"

Villagers at St Tudy are hoping that "people power" can defeat Western Power in a dispute over the likely route of a high-voltage cable linking a solar farm to the national grid.

More than 70 people packed a parish council meeting this week to discuss the company's proposal to lay the cable underground, through the centre of the village, to connect to the nearest electricity sub-station. Western Power says it will do everything possible to minimise the disruption.

Residents, who turned out again in a show of defiance this morning, say they have been told roadworks could last up to 20 weeks later this year, as engineers install the Kelly Park solar farm cable to the local electricity sub station. The proposed route for the cable is straight through the centre of the village.

St Tudy parish council is concerned that the solar farm – whose planning consent was granted last year by the Secretary of State, following a refusal of permission by Cornwall Council – was originally intended to be connected to the national grid by means of an overhead cable.

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"Local road closures will impact immensely on the school, users of the village hall, church, chapel, the post office / shop, school and pre‐school along with local businesses including the local St Tudy Inn," said parish council vice chairman Jonathan March.

Western Power said its work would be handled as sympathetically as possible. "At the moment the excavation plan is under review, there is a current proposed route but it has not been finalised," said a spokeswoman. "We are currently trying to make the excavation route as non-invasive as possible. The excavation will be a 20 week process."

Graham Smith - Cornish Guardian

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New School Funding

THE GOVERNMENT has refused to fund ambitious plans for a new school at St Tudy – ending any hope of having a new school building ready for September.

The Department for Education last week rejected an appeal by governors against its earlier refusal of a £2.2 million funding bid.

The tiny Church of England primary school, built in 1863, has for many years been recognised as inadequate.

It fails to meet a host of 21st century regulations – the main entrance opens directly onto a main road, there are no separate staff toilets, there are no safe play areas on the main school site, and the building has been condemned by Ofsted as being far too small for its 53 pupils.

Head teacher Karen Holmes said she was very disappointed at the Government's decision.

"We now need to sit down and carefully go through all of the reasons why the DfE rejected our bid," she said.

"I'm not sure what the next step is. We need time to reflect. But this news does mean that our hope of having a new school for September now definitely won't happen."

Ten years ago the then government approved £1.6 million for a new school, but local councillors and governors could not agree where to build it. This caused a series of delays, including the discovery of Roman remains of archaeological interest on a proposed site.

The wrangling continued for so long that the coalition Government eventually withdrew funding in 2011. The school responded by freeing itself from Cornwall Council control and became an academy, in partnership with the neighbouring St Mabyn Church of England primary school.

The school's application to the Government's Academies Capital Maintenance Fund had outlined a radical vision involving high-tech, low-energy construction techniques which would have provided sports courts, open-air and indoor performance spaces, a library and ICT facilities, a demonstration kitchen, exhibition, event and conference spaces and even an environmentally-friendly wedding venue. The project anticipated generating income of up to £30,000 per year.

The new site would have been in the heart of the village, next to the community shop.

Source: Cornish Guardian

Peter Trusler

On May 30th 2014, peacefully, Peter, aged 92 years, formerly of St Tudy. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy, much loved father of the late Paul, dear grandfather of Peter and Daniel and great grandfather of Remy, Hartley and Emily. Funeral Service St Tudy Parish Church, Tuesday, June 17th at 2.15 pm. Immediate family flowers only, donations in lieu for Cancer Research UK by retiring collection or c/o R. J. Bray & Son, Funeral Directors, Bridge End, Wadebridge, PL27 6BX. Tel: 01208 812626.

 

 David Bray 02/06/14

Just successfully completed a second year as an electrical apprentice . . . that's a clue btw!