3rd August 2017
Land and Property Planning Limited were instructed on behalf of their client to enquire whether planning permission would be supported to demolish an existing dwelling at Maenporth near Falmouth and construct a pair of dwellings.
A similar proposal was refused by the Council in 2014 primarily on the grounds of low sustainability and the remote hamlet context of the site.
However since the 2014 decision the policy context has significantly changed with the adoption of the Cornwall Local Plan which establishes the housing and settlement development strategy across the county and in particular in terms of 'infill' and 'rounding off'.
In summary the Council consider that the proposal would closely align with the concept of 'infill' and as a consequence that this site has potential for the development with an increase in density from the existing dwelling to two independent detached dwellings as an informed re-use of the integrated and relatively spacious site and subject to further investigation of the key site constraints mainly the setting of the AONB, trees, protected species (bats) and highway safety.