New Penzance Heliport granted planning permission
A new range of helicopters will once again be connecting Penzance and the Isles of Scilly, following Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning Committee unanimously backing a new Heliport in the town of Penzance.
AW139 helicopters will operate from the new heliport and will fly back-and-forth to the islands of St Mary’s and Tresco.
Cornwall Council planning officers had recommended councillors grant planning consent, saying the project will have significant social and economic benefits for the region.
Robert Dorrien-Smith from Penzance Heliport said: “We hope today’s decision marks the start of a new era for transport to the Isles of Scilly; an era of improved resilience, of increased capacity, of improved accessibility, of genuine competition, and a new era of honest cooperation for the good of the islands.
“We want to thank everyone who has supported us over the past two years. Today’s result is testament to the overwhelming public support for this project, and to the hard work, dedication and perseverance of so many people. We now look forward to moving ahead with this vital project which will make the Isles of Scilly a better place to live, visit and work.”