After months of very careful planning and consideration we now have a genuine commitment and proposal to reinstate the helicopter service between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly.
I am in full support because this investment will be a significant boost for our economy, both in West Cornwall and on Scilly, and help to address many of the concerns that people on the Isles of Scilly have regarding transport particularly during winter months.
The proposed site for the Heliport is shown on the map below.
The following is a section from the Penzance Heliport Ltd website (http://penzanceheliport.co.uk):
Penzance Heliport Ltd is planning to reinstate the popular scheduled helicopter service between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly.
To operate the service, it proposes to build a new heliport at Jelbert Way, Penzance near to the site of the former heliport on Eastern Green.
The helicopter service will complement existing transport services to the Isles of Scilly, re-establishing a multi-modal, weather resilient transport system to the islands. The flights will serve all the islands through St Mary’s Airport and will also restore a direct link to Tresco.
A planning application to Cornwall Council will be submitted at the end of September 2016. There will be a public exhibition between 2pm and 8pm on Thursday the 8th of September at The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance – this is an opportunity to learn more and ask any questions.
You can also ask any questions or comment on the proposal by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.