Date set for appeal hearing over rejected plans for 40 homes near Falmouth

By Max Goodman

8th Sep 2023 | Local News

Concept design from Persimmon Homes. (Image: Supplied - Planning Document)
Concept design from Persimmon Homes. (Image: Supplied - Planning Document)

A date has been set for an informal hearing over the refused plans for 40 homes near Falmouth.

The proposal that was rejected by Cornwall Council in September 2022 aimed to build 40 residential houses, including 14 affordable homes, on land near Bickland Hill.

The informal hearing will take place at 10:00 am on 28 September 2023 in Tremough Innovation Centre, Tremough Campus, Penryn.

The council refused the plans as they claimed the proposed development was not in the area allocated for development. They also said that it was not an affordable housing-led scheme.

Another concern listed was the environmental impact, with the loss of greenfields and high-quality agricultural land.

The appeal was submitted in March 2023 on behalf of the developers, Persimmon Homes, with the main issue stated as whether the site is a suitable location for the proposed residential development.

Budock Parish Council has said that they believe the agents acting on behalf of Persimmon are attempting to devalue the validity and weight of the Budock Parish Neighbourhood Plan in respect to this site.

Senior Development Support Officer, Sandra Oram, said: "If you consider that you are affected by the proposals you may attend the Hearing and, at the Inspector's discretion, give your views. Parking is available and access is suitable for the disabled.

"There will also be the facility to join the Hearing online. Please contact me for details of how to do this. Should you require"

Tel: 01872 322222 Email: [email protected]


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