Planning – A result

A little bit of good news from the Planning Dept at Cornwall Council. Namely a planning application to put two houses in what is nothing more than a back garden over at West View, Porthleven has been withdrawn.

I held one of my surgeries on this matter and it was standing room only. I talked about what was likely to be given weight for a refusal and listened to the local residents concerns. I  got the confirmation today, that the applicant has withdrawn the application due to overwhelming objections from the neighbours, the Town Council and my two pennies worth. Cornwall Council agreed with these points, so the applicant had two real choices. Withdrawal or refusal. It took the former. 

People are quick to criticize the Planning Dept, but they do listen, especially when the views and objections are backed up with good planning reasons, and not the, ‘we don’t like it’.

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