Residents have won their battle in Helston against Coastline Housing's plans to demolish garages and replace them with homes.

The association wanted to knock down 29 ageing garages in Oates Road and 18 in Trelawney Road, to replace them with a mix of one-bed flats and two-bedroom bungalows.

It promised to provide replacement parking elsewhere, including turning grass verges at neighbouring Beacon Parc into spaces.

However, residents of the two areas were angry at the plans, claiming there would be added congestion and parking would become "a lottery."

Now Coastline's plans have failed to receive the approval of Cornwall Council's planning committee for the area, with not enough councillors voting in support, as it was "not considered that the loss of garages has been fully justified" and would cause "demand for more on street parking to the detriment of occupiers."

The housing provider had argued that the ageing garages were costly to maintain and there were 190 people on the housing register needing this type of accommodation, adding that if it had to buy land elsewhere to provide it then the houses would be less affordable.