Another attempt is underway to open a beer garden at Falmouth's Wetherspoons.

After an unsuccessful bid to open a rooftop beer garden, JD Wetherspoon is now eyeing up the car park behind the pub.

A planning application for a certificate of lawfulness has been filed by the company.

If it is approved by Cornwall Council, the pub chain will be able to use the area as a beer garden without further planning consent.

This means less stringent planning regulations will have to be met.

In a supporting document, town planners Nineteen47 wrote: "...the merits of the use of the land in question as a beer garden are irrelevant."

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It goes on to say: "It is accepted in case law that the creation of a beer garden from an existing outside area such as a car park, bottle storage area or garden area does not require planning permission provided that the land falls within the planning unit occupied by the public house."

In 2017, an attempt was made to build a beer garden on the building's roof.

JD Wetherspoon's planning application was refused in January 2018 by Cornwall Council because of noise and conservation issues.

The company appealed the decision and it was refused by an inspector in October 2018.

Falmouth Town Council supported the application at the time.

Concerned residents of Mount Edgcumbe Villas wrote to the council saying that the rooftop beer garden would have been noisy and invasive, although at least one neighbouring resident supported the idea.