Still time to object to Planning Application PA17/00257 (Retrospective application for the fence at Dean Quarry).

Cornwall Council have confirmed that a decision on PA17/00257 has been taken off the draft agenda list for the April 2017 West Area Planning Committee meeting as the submission is still being processed. Unfortunately, due to local government elections, there are no committees in May and we are advised that the next West Area Planning Committee may not be until Monday 3rd July, but this could change.
Senior Development Officer Ellis Crompton-Brown, has advised CADS to check back with him in mid May, just in case Committee Services manage to arrange a Committee meeting for June. Any representations will still be accepted until the day of committee and as far as Mr Crompton-Brown is aware, he does not see any reason why objections won't be accepted online until then.

CADS would like to take this opportunity to encourage all its members and supporters to object to this retrospective planning application at Dean Quarry. It is critical that CADS gets the support of the entire community and objections are made separately by every adult in your household. To make an online objection visit

If you are experience any difficulty uploading your objection using the link above, then e-mail it directly to sending a copy to CADS cannot send objections on your behalf. Mr Crompton-Brown will then upload any objections he receives.

CADS will continue to keep a very close eye on this process and will be sending representations to the decision making planning meeting. We will issue an update once the date of this meeting is known, so as many CADS supporters as possible can attend.


Derek Thomas MP encourages participation in Dark Skies Survey

Our MP, Derek Thomas has asked that all local residents and home owners please complete the attached short survey. It focuses on issues such as empty houses, roads, broadband & mobile. Most importantly for CADS, it asks whether you would be in favour of a policy to protect the dark skies of West Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly? If the proposed development at Dean Quarry goes ahead, then working the quarry at night will mean our dark skies are in jeopardy. This new designation would be in addition to the existing AONB, SSSI, NNR, SAC and MCZ, and will further help the strong case we have in the fight against 19th Century style Industrialisation planned by Developers at Dean Quarry. Your feedback would be much appreciated. To complete the survey please go to


CADS Grand Prize Draw 2017

CADS are in the process of organising a 2017 Grand Prize Draw to help fundraise for our ongoing campaign costs. We are aiming to launch this project during May half term and will continue selling tickets throughout 2017.

Were are appealing to anyone who can help contribute a prize. If you feel that you may be able to help, please e-mail  We are seeking experiences that can be redeemed in and out of Cornwall, artwork and any other offers from businesses and individuals. Tickets will be sold via local retail outlets and online. If you know of anyone who loves Cornwall and is willing to help us, then PLEASE DO GET IN TOUCH. Thank you.