A PROPOSAL to build two bungalows in the grounds of a walled garden has been recommended for approval by the town council’s planning committee.

Landowner Peter French wants to build two bungalows on the land to the south of the Penmere Manor Hotel in Mongleath Road, Falmouth.

He told committee members that there was already permission to build one large bungalow on the siter but they now wanted to change it to two smaller ones in the same footprint of the bigger building.

He said the new buildings would be for residential use only and would be for sale, not to let. The roof lines would not be seen above the line of the existing wall and there would be no vehicular access.

"We are building to the bottom end of the walled garden for two reasons," he told the committee. "One is that we've got parking available. There is space which keeps it away from the front so it is not viewed from the hotel and also to build the bungalow at the top of the garden because what we don't want to do is undermine the foundations of the existing wall."

The case officer said the principal of development within the walled garden had already been established and overall he was supportive of the application subject to consultation.

Councillors voted to recommend approval for the scheme. The application will now go before Cornwall Council's planning committee.