The High Court has dismissed an appeal lodged against the building of 75 homes next to a Helston primary school.

Residents Jo Trickett and David Carr had sought a Judicial Review of Cornwall Council's decision back in March, to grant Coastline Housing planning permission for the affordable houses and flats on a field next to Nansloe Academy.

Following a hearing in the High Court last month, however, the bid was dismissed on Friday on all eight counts.

Andrew Wallis, Cornwall councillor for the area, said that he had been told building work would now begin on the site in January.

The judicial review claim related to the perceived impact of neighbouring RNAS Culdrose on the living conditions of future occupants of the proposed development.

The objectors also raised concerns about the setting of Grade II-listed Nansloe Manor, a hotel owned by Mr Carr's wife Betty.

However, Cornwall Council's barrister, Sancho Brett, told the judge there was a "severe housing crisis in Cornwall and a significant lack of affordable housing."

The planning application was for 45 affordable rental and 30 shared ownership properties.