Protestors will today meet with planning officers and the family at the centre of a long-running dispute over a new house in the centre of Coverack.

A site meeting has been called in Chymbloth Way, where there is an application to build a two-storey house on land north of Pras An Mor.

The principle of the development was already agreed in June 2017, when outline permission was granted to the former owner of the land, Natalie Rawson, on a casting vote.

Now its new owners, Simon Penna and his wife, are hoping that the details of the development will be agreed.

They have submitted revised plans to Cornwall Council, which residents of Coverack continue to object to over concerns for safety of pedestrians and vehicles, as well as describing the house as "an eyesore from all vantage points."

St Keverne Parish Council asked for the meeting, saying it could not support or object to the plans until one had been held, due to local opposition, the site being very close to the sea wall that could only last another 25 years and "very dangerous access", with some councillors saying: "There is just no way any development should take place on that piece of land."

Twelve letters of public objection have been received by Cornwall Council, including from Chris Anstey, who said the 30m 'safe' sight line quoted by County Highways "simply does not exist."

Caroline Davies who said there was no pavement for pedestrians and there was reduced visibility for vehicles turning left from Chymbloth Way into Mill Road.

This would be further reduced for cars and lorries reversing down onto Mill Road, as would be the case for the residents of the new house and their construction lorries, she said.

Mrs Davies also objected to the plans to remove or reduce the Cornish hedge at the junction of Chymbloth Way "in order to get round the visibility and safety issues."

However, the council's highway development management team described the proposed wall reduction as "a highway gain for users" and resulted in it having no objections.

Rev Peter Sharpe, parish rector and the priest at St Peter's Church, which is adjacent to the plot of land, said his major concern was the impact of the building works on the adjoining graveyard.

He wrote: "A number of the existing graves are very close to the proposed excavations. The land is prone to water logging and inherently unstable."

Architect Charles Green said the Penna family hoped to relocate from Bolenowe to live there.

Revised plans show the land dug away, so that only the top storey of the house would be visible from Mill Road. This has led to the historic environment planning department describing it as "more appropriate."

Mr Green also said: "There is sufficient space for vehicles to manoeuvre from Chymbloth Way into the site in a reverse

gear, so as to exit the site in a forward gear."