A PLANNING application to build ten bungalows with four double garages on land adjoining Duck Lane, Trematon as a rural exception has been withdrawn after 41 members of the public objected.

They included Stephen Jensen who pointed out that the Saltash Neighbourhood Plan restricts ‘rural exceptions’ to eight houses. Others had concerns about where the sewage would go; highways issues and that the development would ‘overwhelm the hamlet’s rural character. However, some were in support with D Thorn saying they supported the development which would bring ‘new blood and life to Trematon’ and another welcoming the prospect of some affordable housing in the area.

n THE GARDEN of Valhalla, a bungalow in Fore Street, Pensilva, could be suitable for a modest residential infill development of three four-bedroomed detached homes according to pre-application advice.

But the applicant was warned to take care to ensure the proposal doesn’t result in an overdevelopment of the plot. Principal Development Officer, George Shirley said ‘Impact on the streetscene will be important and I believe the two northern proposed properties should be less substantial – a more modest scale of development would be preferable in my eyes, or even just a single property.’

He added that the impact on neighbours would also need to be considered.

n A HOMEOWNER has been advised not to apply for planning permission to put solar panels on the roof of Bay Tree House in Princes Square, West Looe.

Giving pre-application advice Development Officer, Shauna Vandermeulen said it would harm the character and appearance of both Bay Tree House and the surrounding area by introducing a modern and unfamiliar form to the traditional and largely undeveloped roofscape in Looe’s Historic Core and Conservation Area.

n A CHILDREN’ play area and woodland pathway on land adjoining the former iron works site at Polbathic, Torpoint has been given planning permission.

The play area is part of a legal agreement accompanying outline planning permission for 19 homes on the iron works site. The original application approved in January became void due to unforeseen land ownership issues.

The play area will use the natural features of the land including boulders and logs and will have at least five different activities. It will be connected with footpaths to the nearby homes.

PERMISSION has been applied for to demolish an old property and outbuildings at Hillcrest, Mount Bennett Road, Tywardreath and replace it with a new home. The site has, until recently, been occupied as a multi-generational residence comprising the main house with a separate apartment in it, a mobile home and an outbuilding. The proposal seeks to replace the existing home with a flat roofed building of a contemporary design.

n THE BARCLAYS bank building at 7, Mount Folly Square, Bodmin can be converted into three apartments. A commercial area, formerly the bank’s customer area, on the ground floor will be retained as will the large car park which will be used by both the commercial and residential areas of the building.

n ROYDON on Pendoggett Road, St Kew cannot be demolished to make way for a new house say planners. The refusal notice said: ‘The dwelling, by reason of its siting, scale and massing, would result in harmful impacts to the amenities of neighbours.’

n A PLANNING application to demolish Tamar Ridge at Coxpark, Gunnislake and put up a new house has been turned down by planners because a land contamination report had not been submitted.

n AN END of terraced home can be built on land west of 8, Trenython Road, Par.

LISTED building consent has been applied for to install a flood defence system on the entrance gate and walls either side of The Warehouse at Cothele Quay.

n A PROPOSAL for the former doctors’ surgery at 8, Antony Road, Torpoint to be split between a commercial laundrette and a two-bedroom flat will need to get planning permission the applicant has been advised.

n AN APPLICATION to change the use of stables at Buller Park, Landrake from agricultural storage to the repair and maintenance of agricultural machinery and vehicles has been withdrawn.