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'If you are sentenced for a killing, you should be jailed'

Julie Skentelbery

BBC Radio Cornwall

The father of a man killed by a hit-and-run driver is demanding tougher sentences for drivers convicted of killing people.

Thirty-one-year-old Ryan Saltern died in July 2019 when he was struck by a car on his way home from a carnival in St Teath.

The driver, Wayne Shilling, who had been drinking, received a four-month non-custodial sentence and was disqualified from driving for 12 months.

Ryan's dad, Mark Saltern, from Delabole, said Shilling's jail term being suspended for a year meant there had not been any justice for his son.

Mark's son Ryan was killed by a hit-and-run driver, now he's demanding tougher sentences.

Air ambulance dispatched to 10 incidents over three days

Andrew Segal

BBC South West

Cornwall's air ambulance was dispatched to 10 incidents over three days across the county, staff have said.

They did not reveal too many details "due to patient confidentiality".

However, the aircrew was able to "provide critical care to patients in multiple road traffic collisions, a baby with burns, a woman injured in a fall on the coast path, a man injured in a motocross incident and two people injured in horse riding incidents", bosses said.

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Plans for 121 homes approved on chairman's casting vote

Richard Whitehouse

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Controversial plans to build 121 new homes in Penryn have been granted permission - but only on the chairman’s casting vote.

A reserved matters planning application for the development on land at College Farm, College Hill, went before Cornwall Council’s west sub-area planning committee on Monday morning.

The development already had outline planning permission which was granted for up to 150 homes on the site in 2017.

But the latest application set out how the homes would be laid out, what they will look like and how open space and play space would be provided. Under the plans, 35% of the homes will be affordable.

Planning officers had recommended the plans for approval, saying that the development’s “design and appearance is of good quality”.

However the plans had received 220 objections from members of the public and an objection from Penryn Town Council, including criticisms that the development was not sustainable, was "mediocre and poor quality", and planned colours for the houses would be out of character with the local area.

Developers said many of the relevant objections had been addressed and answered in the application.

When put to the vote, there was a tie with six votes in favour, six votes against and one abstention.

Committee chair Roger Harding had voted in favour and said his casting vote would have to be the same way.

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