Penryn Town Council is sorry to advise that all meetings have been cancelled until further notice in response to the current situation with the Coronavirus (Covid-19). 

Current Planning Applications

Dear member of the public,
Please find below the list of planning applications received for w/e 29 March 2020. If you would like to make a written representation regarding these applications please submit your comments via e-mail to [email protected] by no later than 6pm on Sunday 5 April 2020 to allow them to be considered by the members of our Council.  Please note: the final decision is made by Cornwall Council with the Town Council acting as statutory consultee, it is therefore recommended that you also submit your comments to them.

Application type:  Reserved Matters

Notes from the Planning Officer - The outline planning permission has established the principle of development and the means of access, and that permission remains extant. The issue of the principle cannot be revisited with this reserved matters application. What we are being asked to consider with the current application are the matters of detail that were reserved at the outline stage, i.e. the layout, scale, appearance and landscaping.  Comments should focus on these reserved matters because we cannot revisit the principle of development. The means of access was approved at the outline stage.

Many objectors are objecting to the loss of the woodland in the valley.  It is important to note that the woodland would not be affected by the development but would instead be retained.  This is explicit in the submitted details, including the plans, which specifically note that the woodland is to be retained.  It would appear that many objectors have misunderstood this point.

I also note that there are several comments critical of the location of site notices advertising the application I erected four site notices on 17 March (before the lockdown came into effect) at various locations around the site in public places, specifically:

  • On lamp post on Hillhead Road adjacent to proposed site access.
  • On farm gate on College Hill in vicinity of proposed pedestrian and cycle access.
  • On fence post adjacent to footpath adjacent to College Field open space.
  • On sign post adjacent to layby on A39.

We are not able to delay the determination of this application as the Government require us to determine applications in accordance with the statutory determination periods for planning applications. If we fail to do so the applicant has the right to appeal against non-determination.

Location:   Land at College Farm College Hill Penryn TR10 8LG 

Proposal:  Application for approval of all reserved matters for scheme comprising 121 residential units, open space, play space, associated infrastructure (including retaining structures and works to the highway), access, parking, servicing and landscaping Location

Applicant:  RJ Walker

Application type:  Full Application

Location:  1 Woodland Avenue Penryn TR10 8PF

Proposal:  Proposed annexe extension

Applicant:  Mr and Mrs Martin

2020 Events

VE Day | 8th May- CANCELLED

Penryn Week | 6th to 12th July - CANCELLED

Penryn Town Fair | Saturday 29th August

Tour of Britain Penryn | 6th September

2018-2019 Accounts (Audited)

The external audit of the Town Council's accounts has been completed.  The audited accounts which includes the External Auditor Report and Certificate and the notice of conclusion of audit links can be found below.  Previous years audits can be found on the Annual Accounts page.

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About Penryn

Penryn Town Council has sixteen Councillors with its offices based in the heart of the town, at Penyn Library in St Thomas Street.

Penryn was founded in 1216 and has had a Mayor since 1621 when the town received its Royal Charter. It is one of Cornwall's most ancient towns with a wealth of charm, character and history. 

Standing at the head of the Penryn River, it occupies a sheltered position and was a port of some significance in the 15th century.

 Medieval Penryn owed its existence to its harbour as its promontory site sits between two river channels on a branch of a tidal estuary. 

It was a planted town designed to stimulate economic activity and was already a thriving port, with lively markets and fairs in the main square, by the late 16th century while neighbouring Falmouth was only beginning to develop. 

With the founding of Glasney College in 1265 by Bishop Bronscombe of Exeter, Penryn became a seat of learning until its dissolution and demolition in 1549. Penryn has now come full circle with Cornwall's first university campus at Tremough which plays host to Exeter and Falmouth Universities. 

 Little remains of the original Glasney College, but in 2015, the 750th anniversary of its founding, a project for the Penryn Arts Festival led by Penryn based artists Simon Persighetti and Katie Etheridge, recreated the original footprint on the site of Glasney College. 

Penryn is twinned with Audierne in Brittany, France.