Proposals for £35m Hayle mall go on display
PEOPLE in Hayle have had their first glimpse of plans showing the £35 million mall which could be built next to the existing West Cornwall Shopping Park.
Residents were invited to meet the developers and ask questions about the proposals for eight new shops, as well as a managed wildlife site and improvements to the A30 at Loggans Moor Roundabout.
The planned centre could include top high street names including Debenhams and H&M as well as restaurants.
More than 5,000 feedback booklets were distributed by the company to homes in the area. So far 537 responses have registered support for the plans, with 29 not in favour.
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Bill Oakley, chairman of Cranford Developments, said: "We have had a fantastic response and are truly grateful to the residents of Hayle for the support they have shown. They are telling us they want to see Debenhams and other retailers come to Hayle. They want to see more shopping choice in the town. They also recognise that this development can be the catalyst to upgrade the A30 roundabout at Loggans Moor and help improve the traffic flow through that junction."
Angarrack residents were among the first to see the plans, as proposed changes to the road layout could affect access to and from the village.
Traffic congestion was one of the biggest concerns raised by residents at the meeting.
Marilyn Kennard said: "There's a traffic problem now. What they are proposing will not accommodate such a large development. I am completely against it."
Another resident, Phil Drew, said he had been concerned about traffic in the village, but felt reassured having listened to the developer's plans.
He added: "We need jobs in Hayle, I live in Angarrack and we are already out of road room. But we have been assured about these plans and good quality shops coming to Hayle. You can't beat it."
Included in the plans is a green buffer zone, meaning that no building would ever take place on that land. Developers said this buffer could be gifted to the community of Angarrack if desired.
Cranford will review all the feedback before submitting a planning application by the end of the year. If approved, the company would hope to start work in summer 2014 with the shops to open in autumn 2015.
You can comment online at www.hayleshoppingpark.co.uk