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Good to see a Cornwall thread.

Those retail units will do well at Saltash. There's an afluent population in south East Cornwall who'd probably be quite content with not having to travel into Plymouth to shop. If Cornwall council were smart they'd make available more land at carkeel for retail to take advantage of the increasing bridge tolls and Plymouth car park tariffs.

Where in Liskeard is that wetherspoons? Is it in the town centre?

I thought the football club and rugby club had separate stadium proposals in Truro?
 

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Also announced today - £8.4m to be spent at Goonhilly Down on the new 'Deep Space Communicator' to be used by the ESA and NASA for missions to the Moon and Mars.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-43153107

It'll be spent upgrading Antenna 6 but there's a lot of talk of Cornwall becoming the UK's 'Space Base' as Newquay Airport is also still in the running to be named the UK's Space Port.
 

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Those retail units will do well at Saltash. There's an afluent population in south East Cornwall who'd probably be quite content with not having to travel into Plymouth to shop.
We must not forget that saltash is the only place within the Plymouth/plymouth suburbs with a Waitrose.

There is something fundamentally wrong that a waitrose is not built in a city with in excess of 250,000 people.

Even Torquay and Teignmonth have Waitrose(s) and they have less population, and are "quite close together" in terms of distance.
 

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The shitkeard pub is on the parade so right in the centre. Been an empty site for years used to be a petrol station
I know the site you're talking of. Looks like an ok design for the building. Liskeard used to be an old haunt of mine during my youth on a Saturday night :lol: Like most places the Liskeard pub scene is nothing like it used to be in the 1990's. This Wetherspoons will probably finish off one or two of the local pubs I suspect.
 

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Bet it'll go to scotland
If it's based on 'science' (crazy idea) then Newquay has a pretty good shot as with a Space Port the closer to the equator you get, the easier it is to launch things into space.

Also, Newquay runway is on an east-west alignment which is also a big bonus.

If it's based on politics and local social issues (ie to encourage regeneration, innovation, job opportunities etc in a rundown area) then I suspect one of the Scotland options would get it - possible Prestwick or one of the RAF bases at Lossiemouth or Kinloss.

In fact, it might even, sadly, be used as a barginning chip for the RAF leaving an area - they'll move out of Kinloss or Lossiemouth (or Leuchars) but that's ok because it's going to become the UK's Space Port!
 

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my feeling exactly and TBH when do the SW EVER get ANYTHING from ANY government of whatever colour? Used to be loads of pub in shitkeard, this is a bit unusual for weatherspoons as the y normally refurb building not build new.
 

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I guess Webbs Hotel would have been Wetherspoons natural choice but they missed the boat with that one a few years ago now. I dunno what your beef is with Liskeard/shitkeard? Sure its not a town for the ambitious but the town centre itself is certainly more pleasant on the eye than nearby Saltash and Torpoint, although that is not saying much admittably.
 

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having spent a lot of time there as a kid it is a TOTAL dump, its always raining and shrouded in drizzle, although it has improved of late but its still a dump. For the size of the place it has sod all going for it apart from a reasonable road and a rail line so you can escape! Also being from Polperro and going to Looe school there is a built in hatred of Liskeard!
 

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Its all very well talking about an advanced 20th century space port with state of the art rocket propulsion to propel very wealthy high tech passengers into space. But to get there you have to use medieval bendy roads, negotiate piles of slurry and bales of straw and rusty swinging gates, - or by train - miles of slowly negotiating bends and other various obstacles on old DMU's (todays had a door problem & no heating) or 40 year old re-cycled HST's.
So, from the south east - a tedious 5 hour + journey. For a 6 minute ride to near space.
 

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Its all very well talking about an advanced 20th century space port with state of the art rocket propulsion to propel very wealthy high tech passengers into space. But to get there you have to use medieval bendy roads, negotiate piles of slurry and bales of straw and rusty swinging gates, - or by train - miles of slowly negotiating bends and other various obstacles on old DMU's (todays had a door problem & no heating) or 40 year old re-cycled HST's.
So, from the south east - a tedious 5 hour + journey. For a 6 minute ride to near space.
The Spaceport is not going to be whisking Richard Branson and his friends into orbit anytime soon. It'll be used for sending small commercial satellites into space. This wouldn't be a tourist attraction and it wouldn't suddenly turn Newquay airport into the Heathrow-for-Space Port. There will not be anyone needing to rush from London to catch the 5.15 from UK Spaceport (Newquay) to Lunar Base 1....

As these launches are very carefully planned, but still quite often delayed due to any slight weather condition, it actually means that the 'Spaceport' doesn't actually need good transport links to the rest of the country (the other 'competitors' for the location include Llanbedr Airport on the west coast of Wales, Campbelltown Airport at the end of Kintyre and Stornaway Airport which is hardly about to be getting a high speed rail link to anywhere useful anytime soon!). The people needed for the launch will likely be staying in the area for a month or so around the launch site minimum so if it takes 4 or 5 hours to get there, that's not actually a big deal.
 

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having spent a lot of time there as a kid it is a TOTAL dump, its always raining and shrouded in drizzle, although it has improved of late but its still a dump. For the size of the place it has sod all going for it apart from a reasonable road and a rail line so you can escape! Also being from Polperro and going to Looe school there is a built in hatred of Liskeard!
Yep I know of the Looe/Liskeard rivalry. Fair enough :lol: as I said Liskeard is not a place for the ambitious but then again the same can be said for every other town in Cornwall.
 

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Yep I know of the Looe/Liskeard rivalry. Fair enough :lol: as I said Liskeard is not a place for the ambitious but then again the same can be said for every other town in Cornwall.
Very true - as a kid, nothing worse to hear on a Saturday afternoon than

Parent: "We are going to trago mills"
kid: "the one in newton abbott"
parent: "no, the one in liskeard"
 
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