Councillors in Penryn have raised no objections to plans for six affordable and three open market homes to be built on a plot of land by Hillhead Farm on Hill Head.

The council's planning committee was discussing the outline plans, which were originally submitted to Cornwall Council in 2015, and committee members believed the plans to be for six homes and three self-build plots of land.

Councillor Rebecca Holden said the percentage of affordable housing on the site was "the best I've ever seen."

She said: "It's very high."

Councillor Mary May said there had been an issue with the son of the landowners, who had wanted to have one of the building plots but have a "bigger house than the others," but had been told they have got to be a similar scale.

The council noted that it was technically outside the boundaries of Penryn, with Mrs May saying it was a "rural exception site" meaning it did not fall within any council's purview.

Ms Holden said she would like to support the application, subject to relevant testing as the ground may be contaminated - it was noted that it had previously been a landfill site.

The council voted to raise no objections to the plans.