Much-maligned new Penryn home refused planning permission
A much-maligned new house planned for a scenic part of Penryn has been refused planning permission by Cornwall Council .
The proposed development, from Denise Searle of Bronsecombe Close, was for a two-storey house built into the hillside on land just off of Poltair Road.
More than 40 objectors signed a petition protesting the house on the grounds that the building would be out of keeping, the view would be lost and road safety would be compromised.
On July 16, Penryn town councillors echoed these sentiments when they refused to support the proposals and planners at Cornwall Council have now similarly rejected the idea.
The application was refused on the grounds that “the proposed dwelling would represent a cramped contrived and incongruous form of development,” according to Phil Mason, head of planning and regeneration in his notice of refusal.
The development would also “have an unacceptable impact on the character and appearance of the site” as well as being “dominant and overbearing,” Mr Mason said.