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News Archive > General > Plans to extend house refused for a fifth time

Plans to extend house refused for a fifth time

By Natasha Swift 11th October 2017

Plans to extend house refused for a fifth time
Pentille House

PLANS to extend a house in an Area of Special Character in Mevagissey have been refused for a fifth time over concerns it will ruin “this special part” of the village.

The owner of Pentille House on School Hill wanted to build a two-storey extension to the rear of the property to create three flats.

The proposals were the fourth attempt to extend Pentille House after similar applications to build a two-storey extension to the rear of the building were submitted and refused in 2015 and 2016 and an appeal was dismissed for four flats on the same parcel of land.

The application reduced the number of flats proposed on the site.

But Cornwall Council’s central sub-area planning committee’s refused the plans for a fifth time.
The application went before the committee after Cornwall councillor for Mevagissey, James Mustoe, raised a number of concerns.

These centred on overdevelopment of the site, that it was not in keeping with surrounding properties, too close to houses in Beach Road, there was insufficient provision for parking, loss of privacy and light for neighbouring properties, access issue and it would exacerbate existing problems with the main sewer.

He also said there was a history of problems associated with the single male tenants of the property, which was within an Area of Special Character identified in the Mevagissey NDP, currently with Cornwall Council pending referendum.

Following the decision, Mr Mustoe said: “I was really pleased to see members of the central planning committee listen to the opinion of the parish council and myself in voting 13-1 to turn down the Pentillie House application on Monday's meeting.

“The proposed extension would have ruined the character of this special part of Mevagissey and one hopes that if the developers still have an interest here, after being turned down four times previously, that they come back with something very different next time, if there is a next time.”

By Natasha Swift 11th October 2017

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