A campsite at The Lizard will not be allowed to hold its annual music festival next year.

Henry's Campsite at Caerthillian Farm has held The Little Big Gig for eight years but after hearing of complaints over "loud music and anti-social behaviour" Cornwall Council refused to grant a temporary event notice for next September.

The council's environmental health officer spoke in objection, saying there had been "numerous complaints made of noise from loud music and anti-social behaviour" last time, during the event and early hours of the morning.

The officer said there had been "reports of loud singing, screaming and shouting causing sleep disturbance and a detrimental effect on people’s health and well-being" and that windows of a resident's home had been "vibrating and pictures hung on wall were shaken and moved."

However, the applicant Ronald Lyne told the licensing sub-committee that he had been chairman of the parish council for 15 years, ran a successful youth club and youth theatre and promoted arts and music.

He said there had been two complaints last time following the end of the disco at 12.15am and next year it would finish at 11pm, while the acoustic area would only hold 50 to 70 people and would be open until 2am, but would have doors at the entrance.

Around 1,300 came and went to last year's event and the event employed 36 people, with a further 11 working for the price of their entry tickets.

The applicant said he keen to work with neighbours and had the support of the National Trust.

Despite this the committee refused an event notice and told Mr Lyne he should work with environmental health to "alleviate any issues regarding public nuisance before a new application is submitted."