No town council support for Grovehill home bid
2:30pm Saturday 16th June 2012 in Falmouth/Penryn
PLANS to build a new two-bedroom house on Grovehill Crescent in Falmouth have been rejected by Falmouth Town Council as an ‘overdevelopment’ for the area.
The proposals were discussed at a meeting of the authority’s planning committee on Monday evening.
The councillors were addressed by local residents Michelle and Mike Sharp, who said the new house would be out of keeping with the character of the area, and would cause problems on the road.
Mr Sharp said: “It is an overdevelopment of the site. We have traffic chaos already here with buses coming around the corner. I think this would compromise road safety in the area.”
Councillor Shirley Hrydziuszka added: “I think it would be an overdevelopment of the site, there is a house already built in the garden of the property, so I am against these plans.”
Councillor Jenny Booth added: “I agree with Shirley, that plot of land has been divided once already, to do so again would be unneighbourly to Mrs Sharp.
“When we went to view the site, our cars caused traffic chaos there, any more would be a problem.
“I will second that we refuse this application.”
The committee voted unanimously to refuse the plans.
They will now go before Cornwall Council for a final decision to be made.