[Save Penwith Moors] Chun Downs for Common Land

Save Penwith Moors have made two more applications to have the area now known as Chun Downs – that includes Chun Castle and Quoit – re-registered as Common Land, and these are now published on the Cornwall Council web site.

This will give some degree of lasting protection from installation of permanent fencing, gates, buildings etc that would require public consultation and consent from the Secretary of State, rather than – as has been the situation on Carnyorth Common – unrestrained and unaccountable installation of stock proofing.

As well as being part of a single large area of unobstructed open access land that includes Higher Downs (proposed stock proofing), the whole of this prehistoric landscape complex is a Scheduled Ancient Monument

[see Heritage Gateway List Entry Number: 1007264 with map http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1007264]

Chun Downs (West) was originally registered after an application in November 1969 made by the West Cornwall Footpaths Preservation Society and the St Just and Pendeen Old Cornwall Society. Following an objection, registration was removed in 1972.

We now ask everyone who values this as a public recreational amenity to write or email in support of our two applications.


Must quote the Application No.2798

Must state the name and postal address of the person making them and the nature of that person’s interest (if any) in any land affected by the application,

Must be signed by the person making them,

Must state the grounds on which they are made [in your own words please]; and

Must be sent to: The Commons Registration Officer, Cornwall Council, Room F2.05, Circuit House, St

Clement Street, Truro, TR1 1DT or email to: commonsandgreens@cornwall.gov.uk

More information, or to join the cause: