Mullion farm barns to homes plan

Cornwall Council has been given advice from its own officers over the potential conversion of agricultural barns into homes near Mullion.

The council had submitted a pre planning application over the proposed development of seven ‘residential units’ from the redundant barns at Predannack Manor Farm.

The farm was previously part of a 100-acre agricultural holding owned by the then Cornwall County Council.

Permission has already been given for a new road to be built around the eastern side of the farm, in order to access a new agricultural building that will be built. In its development proposals Cornwall Council has stated: “We believe that the buildings form an integral part of the overall landscape of the area and [are] considered to be of sufficient architectural and historic merit to be worthy of preservation.”

It believed that to convert the barns purely for use by people employed on the farm would be “unviable” due to the high conversion cost, “very limited demand” and limited rental value.

Restricting them to holiday use only was also deemed to be “too unviable” due to the amount of alternative holiday accommodation already available on the Lizard Peninsula and people spending less on holidays.

It added: “This leads us to the conclusion that the only viable alternative for us for the property would be that of residential.”

It said the area would be “improved significantly” by the demolition of the old barns.

The council was currently considering whether affordable housing could be included in the scheme, but “the reality” on the initial costing suggested it would “be unviable”.

Pre-application advice has now been given, although the exact nature of this advice is not known.

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1:32pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

They may as well build what they like up there at Pradnack because I very much doubt anyone will care one way or the other. Best they tell any potential purchasers they will have the noise of helicopters droning round in circles above their properties all day, some days though.
They may as well build what they like up there at Pradnack because I very much doubt anyone will care one way or the other. Best they tell any potential purchasers they will have the noise of helicopters droning round in circles above their properties all day, some days though. Gill Zella Martin 09

2:09pm Sun 27 Jan 13

telstar1962 says...

What a lovely place to live, and who really cares about a few helicoptors every day.

No different to living near the M25, then being told you may have trouble with the traffic

The main issue is how best to use redundant barns
What a lovely place to live, and who really cares about a few helicoptors every day. No different to living near the M25, then being told you may have trouble with the traffic The main issue is how best to use redundant barns telstar1962

2:36pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

I personally do not mind the helicopters at all, in fact I like them, but we have had cases of people buying properties locally and then complaining about the aircraft noise. Some people do not seem to do their homework about an area before buying a property.Yes it is lovely up there, I just doubt anyone will mind one way or the other what they build up there.
I personally do not mind the helicopters at all, in fact I like them, but we have had cases of people buying properties locally and then complaining about the aircraft noise. Some people do not seem to do their homework about an area before buying a property.Yes it is lovely up there, I just doubt anyone will mind one way or the other what they build up there. Gill Zella Martin 09

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