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Members agree new letter of support for Penzance link

Members of the Council of the Isles of Scilly have agreed to send a letter of support to Cornwall Council over the proposed new heliport in Penzance.

At yesterday’s Full Council meeting, Cllr Ted Moulson proposed that Members reiterate the letter and press statement they released last year by sending a new letter signed by current Chairman Robert Francis.

He said: “About this time last year the Council issued a press statement and letter of support for the establishment of an air link service from Penzance to these islands. I realise that this has been an ongoing situation and there is a second application due to go before Cornwall Council very, very shortly.

“I think that we ought to as a Council re-endorse that with the support of the current Chairman writing a letter of support of the establishment of that service.”

He added: “This is not in support of a particular operator under any circumstances, this is the support of the establishment of a service from Penzance as opposed to anywhere else.”

Vice-chair Fran Grottick said she would be happy to second the proposal and agreed that Members are endorsing the link from Penzance, not a particular operator.

The amended planning application for a heliport in Penzance will go before Cornwall Council on Thursday June 28th.

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