Looe Town Council works with other town organisations and supports local partners to deliver community projects in the town.

Some of the developments that are currently taking place are listed below – click the project title for more information and links to project leaders.

Coastguard Cottages

Coastguard Cottages

On the 17th March 2023 Looe Town Council resolved that the proposal to locate a community banking hub on the car parking adjoining the library be approved.

The aim of a banking hub is to provide access to banking facilities in areas where there are no banks. The hub is designed to provide a counter service run by the Post Office and rooms for customers to visit community bankers. The hub will be open 5 days a week, Monday – Friday 9am-5pm. The banks that will be available at the hub include NatWest, Barclays, Lloyds, HSBC, and Santander.

The proposed hub will be a temporary building and Cash Access UK who are leading on the delivery of the hub will continue to search for a permanent site in Looe.

More details will be made available as the project progresses.

Looe Coastguard Flats are 11 small units on North Road in West Looe, most of which are empty. Three Seas (a charity set up by a group who bought and renovated similar coastguard properties in Cawsand) is seeking to buy the properties from Cornwall Council to refurbish for secure rental to local people.

In January 2023, Looe Town Council formally resolved to support the project and Three Seas have subsequently engaged with the community to spread the word about their aims. As a result the Looe Community Land Trust, a community benefit society made up of local residents, has been established to run the project in Looe and manage the properties post-renovation.

For more information and updates, visit THREE SEAS supporting Cornwall’s Coastal Communities

In July 2015 Looe Harbour Commissioners funded work to develop proposals for a new flood defence scheme. In 2020 Cornwall Council’s Cabinet agreed to support the development of the Looe Flood Defence project, allocating £2.3m from the South-East Cornwall Regeneration Programme. In 2021 the project was awarded a £2.3 million Defra Flood Defence Grant in Aid grant. This is being used to complete work on preparing the outline business case– the next key stage in securing the Government, and other sources of funding, needed to deliver the scheme.

The scheme is being led by Cornwall Council and the Environment Agency working with other stakeholders including

  • Looe Harbour Commissioners
  • Looe Town Council
  • Looe Development Trust
  • West Looe Town Trust
  • East Looe Town Trust
  • RNLI
  • Looe Marine Conservation Group
  • Norman Pearn & Co

Discussions are also taking place with South West Water, Devon and Cornwall Police and Network Rail.

More information and project documentsarea available at: Looe Flood Defence and Regeneration Scheme | Let’s Talk Cornwall

This project is being led by Looe Development Trust and a steering group comprising The Boundless Trust, Rusty Bucket and Looe Town Council.
In 2022 a series of youth events were held to inform the design of the proposed WSF/Skatepark. This design was then used as a basis for a noise survey which was carried out by Noise Consultants during the late Summer/Autumn.
The project to provide a WSF/Skatepark on a portion of the Millpool car park is now progressing to the next stage and the steering group is actively involved in negotiations with Cornwall Council to acquire the site. Work has also begun on a Planning Application for the change of use.
For progress updates and visual images of the proposed design, please visit the project page on Facebook at: facebook.com/p/Looe-Skate-Park-LDT-100069627436438/