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Anger at plans to landscape St Austell 'Sky Tip'

Anger at plans to landscape St Austell 'Sky Tip' Credit: ITV News West Country

Plans to landscape an iconic landmark in St Austell to make way for a proposed eco town have been greeted with anger and sadness among residents. They say 'Sky Tip' is a symbol of the town's rich mining heritage but developers want to build 1,500 news homes on it. Planning permission isn't expected to be applied for until 2015.


Police appeal over missing St Austell man

Terence Webb. Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Police are asking for the public’s help to trace a 63-year-old man missing from St Austell.

Officers say they are 'extremely concerned' for the welfare of Terence Webb, who was last seen at his home address around 1pm yesterday.

Terence is described as a white male, 6ft tall, heavy build with grey collar length hair and was wearing glasses.

He is clean shaven and is believed to be wearing a navy blue thin raincoat, black fleece and navy trousers.

Anyone who sees Terence or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log number 734 of 12/07/14.

Eden Project back in profit

The Eden Project in St Austell has recorded a £2m trading surplus. Credit: PA

The Eden Project is back in profit after losing more than £1m last year.

It recorded a £2m trading surplus after a dedicated drive to cuts costs.

68 staff have been made redundant during the last year - and a further 50 weren't replaced.

Sinking cargo ship towed to St Austell bay

A large cargo vessel that started to sink off the Lizard has now been towed into St Austell bay.

The six crew members were rescued from the Sea Breeze yesterday. Divers will now fit a metal plate to the hull to stop it gaining water.

A meeting is due to take place later to come up with a salvage plan. The ship is stable and no pollution has been reported so far.


Two neighbours taken to hospital following house fire

Two people were taken to hospital suffering from the effects of smoke after a fire in an unoccupied house near St Austell. It happened early this morning in the village of Nanpean. The fire broke out in the hallway of the house, and a smoke alarm alerted neighbours.

Fire crews from St Dennis and St Austell put out the blaze. Two neighbours were taken to hospital. A spokesman for Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service said the incident highlighted the importance of having working smoke alarms.

Plan to keep controversial sea defences refused

Councillors voted 11 to 2 in favour of refusing the application to keep the piling for another 3 years. Credit: ITV News West Country

Cornwall Councillors have refused an application by developers to keep controversial sea defences at Carlyon Bay near St Austell.

CEG - the company behind a £250 million scheme - wanted to retain the temporary 80 metre long sheet piling for another 3 years.

But councillors voted 11 to 2 in favour of refusing the application, despite the planning officer's recommendation to approve it.

Local campaign group Carlyon Bay Watch says it is 'delighted' with the decision and is calling on Cornwall Council to enforce the planning law to make CEG remove the structures which it says are 'blighting what should be St Austell's best asset'.

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