Plans have gone in for a 120-space car park and business development on the outskirts of Porthleven.

Architects working on behalf of Trevor Osborne have asked for pre-planning advice over a mixed-use building at Tolponds, just under a mile from the Harbour Head.

This would provide office and general light industrial space, plus 120 parking spaces and landscaped area featuring three "sizeable ponds." Many existing trees, which have been described as "poor quality," would be replaced with native varieties and wetland planting.

A spokesperson for Mr Osborne said: "The Tolponds development will bring additional employment opportunities to the village, and also alleviate traffic and parking problems, which are particularly severe during the peak summer months, by moving cars out of the centre of Porthleven.

"Additionally the plans will incorporate an area of community space, such as a play zone."

A flood risk assessment has already been completed, with a drainage strategy is in place and an ecology report completed.

Leading the project is Robert Moore, development manager for the Trevor Osborne Group, who will respond to written queries. Email

Plans can also be viewed on request at the Porthleven Harbour & Dock Company offices in Celtic House, Porthleven.