A new 30-strong housing estate could be built in Mabe behind The New Inn.

A planning application has been submitted seeking permission to build 30 homes in the "heavily overgrown and unused land," as described in a landscape statement.

Mabe Parish Council has "vigorously" objected to the application and recommended it for refusal to Cornwall Council who will have the final say.

Councillors felt that the estate would not address the needs of community. Traffic concerns and lack of affordable housing were cited as reasons for objecting.

Developers South West Strategic Developments have marked 30 per cent (9) of the proposed homes as affordable.

In an online portfolio on South West Strategic Developments' website, the developer described the proposed estate as a "high-quality village development which is in a sustainable location".

It claims it will provide "a well designed development of new homes, including affordable properties, which increases the opportunity for home ownership in this area."

The company stated that a public consultation was carried out, with more than 90 letters delivered to houses in the area and to Mabe and Penryn councillors in February 2017.

Several members of the public have criticised the plans since they were submitted.

Noel Bray wrote on Cornwall Council's planning portal that there is "no need for a development of this size in Mabe with the traffic overcrowding that exists."

Derryth Nenning wrote: "Mabe Burnthouse is a village, and we seem to be under threat of loosing [sic] that community feel. The boarder [sic] between Mabe and Penryn is becoming more and more blurred, we should be allowed to stay within our village boundaries."

Consultee Natural England raised concerns about environmental impact of the site and suggested that Cornwall Council may want to carry out an assessment of the impact on wildlife habitats.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service has raised no objection to the plans, saying that access for fire engines is satisfactory.