Cornwall Live – Plans revealed for new Co-Op store in Fowey

A new Co-Op store could be coming to Fowey after a planning application was submitted to build the new convenience store.

The new shop, on the edge of Fowey on the B3415, would also have parking spaces and a delivery yard.

A design and access statement submitted with the planning application by applicants Westcountry Land says that the nearest convenience store is 0.7 miles to the east of the site and has “limited on street parking”. The next closest store is the Co-Op in Par, around 2.5 miles away.

It explains that the proposed site is currently an agricultural field and is bordered on two sides by Cornish hedgerows.

Explaining the design of the store it states: “The design proposals aim to capture the modern character of the immediately adjacent building development whilst retaining an agricultural style to suit the current site use of the arable land.”

It highlights that there are a number of new homes which have been built nearby and there is a bus stop outside the proposed site.

In conclusion the statement says: “This is a thoughtfully considered, appropriate and high quality, proposal for the erection of a retail unit (Co-Op) on the edge of Fowey. The proposal is for a high quality building, with active frontage that respects the neighbouring properties and incorporates green landscaping.

“As a project that Westcountry Land intend to retain as Landlord, the lifetime costs have also been fully considered, as well as the long term management and maintenance of the building, and a desire, from the applicant, for the building to look as good in 20 years, as it does when it is first completed.

“Existing boundaries are retained and enhanced, with greater separation to the remaining field. In addition, on-site landscaping will create a new Cornish hedgerow, along the northern and western boundaries, with associated planting.”