Proposals for up to 50 new village homes and turning a school caretaker's cottage into more teaching space are among the latest planning applications for Cornwall.

Every week more than 100 applications are validated by the council and we have selected some of the more interesting proposals.

The majority of applications are decided by planning officers at the council under delegated powers. However, some applications will go before elected councillors who sit on planning committees.

No dates have been set for when the planning applications below will be determined. They can be viewed by going to the planning portal on Cornwall Council’s website. 

Proposal for up to 50 homes, Stithians

Pre-application advice is being sought by applicant Stephen Penpraze to support an outline planning submission for a residential development on land off Foundry Hill at Stithians.

A design statement says: “The proposals are at an early stage and our client is purely seeking advice on the principle of development before undertaken further technical assessments or site design work. No development quantum is currently identified although we anticipate the site could deliver between 30 and 50 dwellings.”

See PA23/01247/PREAPP for more details.


the area of land in Stithians earmarked for housing

the area of land in Stithians earmarked for housing


Extra teaching space, Camborne Science And International Academy

Camborne Science And International Academy has applied to change a caretaker bungalow to a teaching space on its grounds at Cranberry Road, Camborne.

A design statement says: “The school owns a bungalow which historically was for the use of its caretaker.

"It has been rented out for many years but due to pressures on school numbers, the lack of space and the ever-increasing costs of outsourcing ‘alternative education provision’ for students that are challenged with the day to day environment of a huge school, the trustees and senior leadership team would like to convert the bungalow to allow us to bring that facility on-site.”

See PA23/08683 for more details.

Increase in holiday lodges, Dobwalls

A holiday site at Southern Halt, Dobwalls, has applied to increase its maximum number of static lodges for holiday accommodation from 70 to 87 in a variation of a planning condition. The plans state that the increase “would not result in a material change to the definable appearance and character of the land. The site will look like a caravan park regardless and the small increase in number does not change that appearance in any way”.

See PA23/08617 for more details.

New flats in the centre of Penzance

Plans have been received to refurbish four existing flats at the Old Post Office, Market Jew Street in the centre of Penzance, with the demolition of existing rear extensions and the construction of a new extension to form seven flats.

A planning statement reads: “We believe that the details submitted clearly show that the site can be developed in a way that the locality will not be adversely affected, indeed, there is a clear opportunity to provide a high-quality development to meet the needs of present and future generations.”

See PA23/08534 for more details.

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New houses, St Stephen

Broad Developments has applied to progress a “permission in principle” for a proposed housing development at Treneague Mill, Treneague, St Stephen.

No details in relation to design are provided at this stage as it is purely the principle of development that is being sought for approval. An indicative site plan shows two detached dwellings, four semi-detached dwellings – all with two parking spaces each – and a vehicle turning area could be easily accommodated on the site. In order to accommodate the development, it would be necessary to demolish a redundant agricultural building.

See PA23/08452 for more details.