The site of Falmouth's former Labour club could be turned into flats after plans were recommended for approval.

At a meeting of Falmouth Town Council's planning committee last week, members gave the thumbs up for the application for the former club above Jago's Bar on Webber Hill.

The application is for the first and second floors which currently act as manager's accommodation to the Jago's Bar with direct staircase access down to the bar area.

The proposed use will involve the removal of the direct link between the bar and the upper accommodation by removal of a staircase.


An artists impression of how it would look

An artist's impression of how it would look


The first floor and second floor will be converted to two self-contained flats with their own independent external access from Webber Hill along and up an existing access ramp to the North Western Elevation of the property leading to an existing external door where a shared entrance lobby will be formed.

Cllr Steve Eva said the building used to be the Labour club and was last used after the election of MP Candy Atherton in 2001.

"They used to have Labour meetings there," he said. "It's been left to get into quite a state over the past 20 years. It definitely needs refurbishing. It has to be done.

Falmouth Packet:

"It's in a conservation area and I just think something needs to be done. We don't want it in that state for another 20 years, as long as the materials are acceptable for the conservation area."


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Falmouth Civic Society has already said there is "little reason" to oppose the application as the changes to the exterior are minor, and in keeping, and the impact on the Conservation Area and Listed Building are minimal.

The final decision will be made by Cornwall Council.