A TONED down version of the advertising designs on the front of a popular nightclub and bar have finally been given permission to go-ahead by county planners.

A previous graffiti design for Mangos in Church Street had been thrown out by planners after being described as both 'appalling' and 'dreadful' by Falmouth town councillors.

It will will no longer have the graffiti design on the front that caused such controversy originally.

Following the refusal, the owners of the bar Star Pubs and Bars Limited, re-submitted a much toned down version of the design and this was approved by Cornwall Council's planning committee last week after being recommended for approval by Falmouth Town Council. There is no sign of the graffiti design.

The company says it was in regular contact with the case officer in order to try and agree a solution to the first floor window issue that was agreeable to all parties. "In the end this was not possible, and we had insufficient time to amend our proposal to a plain frosted vinyl. Therefore we have no amended our plans and re-submitted," they said.

Falmouth town council planners gave conditional approval for the new design back in July.

Justiftying the change the applicant's agent said: "I spoke with councillor [John Spargo from Falmouth Town Council after he raised some concerns with our initial proposal the issue was specifically the previously proposed corrugated steel effect printed vinyls we proposed to the first floor windows. after some consultation, and various other proposals, all of which were deemed unsuitable, our above application was refused. Therefore, we have simply proposed to apply plain frosted vinyl panels to the first floor windows to obscure the unsightly internal breezeblock wall from view at street level.