A councillor's attempt to legitimise the use of his campsite has been successful.

Cornwall Councillor for Boslowick Alan Jewell, chair of the town council's planning committee, has been granted permission to host visitors at his Pennance Mill Farm campsite year-round.

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He formerly had a licence for 75 seasonal pitches granted in 1999 but has been hosting guests year-round without permission for years. 

Because the activities have been going on for longer than a decade councillor Jewell is immune from enforcement action.

In making a decision on the application, Cornwall Council noted that there had been no claim that the campsite had been used for residential purposes.

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