Roseneath Penryn have submitted a planning application for the conversion, extension and building of 10 business units on Kernick Industrial Estate in Penryn.

The plans include details for car parking facilities as well as disabled spaces and bike storage.

The already existing units are mainly used for storage and sit behind a two-storey warehouse with space backing onto hedgerows and trees.

Roseneath include in their plans that “there would be very limited physical or visual impact on the heritage assets and as a result, the development will not harm the value of the place.”

In a concluding statement the plans state: “It is therefore respectfully concluded that the proposed development by Roseneath Penryn Ltd. Comprises sustainable development, is compliant with Cornwall Plan Policies with no material considerations suggesting otherwise, and is supported by the NPPF, such that planning permission should be granted by Cornwall Council without delay.”

Damian Burley has residential units that view where the proposed units would be built. He comments: “As part of our application we undertook a tree survey and ecology surveys and took the view that the trees on this boundary should remain because they were B category trees covered by a Tree Preservation Order, providing an existing visual and aesthetic backdrop.”

He continues “The proposal to remove the trees on the shared boundary would go against our proposal to leave the trees in-situ. The proposed mitigation in our view is not adequate, would not be immediate, would leave potential residential units having views out onto a blank vertical clad wall and impact upon the ecology in this area.”

Mr Burley concludes “We therefore request that the trees on the boundary are retained.”