An application to amend conditions set for The Liner development on Falmouth seafront has led to concerns over the design of a granite wall – and the price of sausage rolls.

At a meeting of Falmouth Town Council’s planning committee on Monday, a number of amendments relating to The Liner building on Cliff Road led to concerns being raised about the granite boundary wall on the west side, because of the way the granite was laid, and the proposed supermarket.

Councillors were told that the case officer and the conservation officer both agreed that the wall should be comprised of vertically arranged granite, as per the wall on the Gyllyngvase Hill boundary along Cliff Road, rather than the more ‘haphazard ‘way the stones were laid on the west side.

He said they should be laid vertically in order to match the other boundaries along Cliff Road and Gyllyngvase Hill.

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Coun Steve Eva said he had been told that the reason why the wall was like it was was because it copies the one in Queen Mary Gardens.

“Now if that's right or wrong, I don't know,” he said “but that's what the Cornwall councillor for that area Geoffrey [Evans] told me.”

Coun John Spargo said he thought the wall in Queen Mary Gardens was totally inappropriate to use as a reference.

“It’s just too small,” he said. “The one to reference is the one coming down Gyllyngvase Hill.

“So, as far as I am concerned, I am OK with approving this with the one provision they change the wall.”

Public concerns about the change of use from a restaurant to a supermarket were also raised.

Coun Eva said some objectors were concerned that, because there was no restaurant, there might be another residential unit to go in there.

“When they first requested it, we requested a shop,” he said. “We wanted a shop there and now we seem to be complaining about the size of the shop.

“Personally, when you're down on the beach and you've got the choice of paying probably £1.50 for a sausage roll or four pound in the cafe for a sausage roll, there are going to be a lot of people who want to go over and buy something from the shop. So I think the shop should be supported.”

Councillors voted to recommend approval of the amendments, subject to sorting out the problem of the wall with the conservation officer.