New Falmouth home would be 'garden grabbing'
9:00am Friday 7th September 2012 in News
PLANS to build a new property in the back garden of a home on Grovehill Crescent in Falmouth Town centre have been turned down by planners.
The proposals were discussed at a meeting of Falmouth Town Council’s interim planning committee on Monday evening.
Councillor Oliver Cramp said he was worried about the long-term effects of the plans.
He said: “If we allow this one, then you are setting a precedent for other people around there who want to build houses in their gardens.”
Cornwall councillor Steve Eva addressed the meeting, telling councillors: “When a similar application went to county I refused it, I think it is wrong, I think it is garden grabbing and we have to look at it very closely.
“It would be a mistake to allow it.”
The council voted unanimously to refuse the application, which will now go before Cornwall Council for final consideration.