Iconic Cornish Buildings at risk and Cornwall Council neglecting in their duty to protect built environment
The Cornish Buildings Group raises grave concerns about the deterioration of the following:
Marlborough House in Falmouth.
Market House, Penzance
(Site adjoining) Hayman House, Redruth
Jubilee Pool, Penzance
Wheal Busy, Chacewater
Pendean House, Liskeard
St Erth Railway Station
Foster Complex, Bodmin
St Columb Rectory
See the CBG Newsletter for the full information
Poor Service from Cornwall Council
From the CBG:
"We have raised a concern with Cllr Edwina Hannaford (Portfolio holder for Environment, Heritage and Planning) over the service that Cornwall Council give over matters of enforcement and general enquiry relative to the built environment.
In March 2014 the Cornish Buildings Group made three specific requests to Cornwall Council
1. 9 March 2014 Email regarding information on properties adjoining Hayman House in Redruth.
No acknowledgement or response has been received.
2. 14 March 2014. Email regarding failed protection on the Lamb and Flag Smelting Works.
Message returned informing us that it would be passed onto a Conservation Officer. It has not been passed on.
3. 15 March 2014. Email to Enforcement regarding St Peter's Church, Mithians, and its poor condition.
Standard 13 week response reply, no feedback since.
4.October 2013 our Chairman met with Cllr John Pollard regarding the plight of St Columb Rectory. After a productive meeting we were promised that we would be kept in the loop about progress on this case of Cornwall Council's neglect of this Grade 2* listed heritage asset.
Apart from one message that we instigated we have heard nothing.
Our Group feel that the service being provided by Cornwall in respect to our enquiries is quite shocking. We feel that Cornwall Council are neglecting in their duty to protect our built environment."
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