ENFORCEMENT action is to be taken against the developers of the Liner building on Falmouth seafront after it is alleged to have breached its planning permission.

At a meeting of Falmouth Town Council earlier this week, Cllr Alan Jewell said he, Cllr David Saunby and Cllr Laurie Magowan had had a meeting with Alan Mason the enforcement officer at the county council last week who said he was going to take enforcement action against the Liner building in regards to the wall.

"They think that there is enough evidence that they can act on it to put a notice to them to rectify the wall," said Mr Jewell. "They'll probably go to appeal and then it will be down to somebody in Bristol to decide.

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The wall under construction

"But we've done our bit. The wall is not in keeping with the plans. We went there and explained it was not being built to plan and they went ahead and ignored the officers recommendation and carried on. But we've got to stand firm on these people because they are taking the Mick a little bit."

The developers had been criticised for going ahead with the building of the wall surrounding the building overlooking Gyllyngvase Beach, despite being told it did not comply with their planning permission and was out of keeping with the design of other walls in the area. The majority of the walls along the sea front were said to be of granite horizontal vertical joins but it was said this design had gone with diamonds and it didn't blend in.


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Councillor David Saunby said at earlier meeting there seemed to be a breach of what was originally approved in the planning conditions, regarding the type of stone used, and the wall construction, not fitting in with other granite walls in the immediate area.

Developers of The Liner building, Acorn Property Group, declined to comment at that time. 

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The wall surrounds the Liner building in Falmouth

The issue was first brought up at a meeting of Falmouth Town Council back in December of last year when councillors criticised the design of the wall and referred to enforcement back in March of this year.

Permission was also granted last week for new signage to be put up on the Co-op store which is going into the ground floor of the building.