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31 Homes Are Planned For Port Beauty Spot

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AN APPLICATION to build 31 homes on a Mevagissey beauty spot has  been  submitted.The development, by Plymouth-based Mevagissey Bay View LLP, includes 21  affordable homes on greenfield land outside the village envelope, accessed from  School Hill.It has been met with  strong opposition by local people including parish councillors. The application,  submitted at the end of April, was validated this month and  has a determination date of August 14, by which time a decision must be  made.

“Everyone with a home in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) will  probably have a lot of concrete to look at in the  future,”  said School Hill resident and Mevagissey Under Concrete (MUC) member, Francis  Williams.

“The beautiful views from the coast path will be blighted and this will put visitors off  walking this part of the path.”

Others have expressed concerns about flooding from surface water run-off,  traffic and building on greenfield land.

In its submissions to Cornwall Council the applicants set out their  proposal.

“As the whole of the village of Mevagissey, and most of the coastline of  south Cornwall, lies within an AONB, there are no alternative sites that could  provide housing in the village, that lie outside of the AONB and would fulfil the criteria of ‘sustainable development’.”

Justin Dodge of CSA Architects, for the development, said: “We have done  everything in our power to make this a really attractive development.”

From: Cornish Guardian, May 30th 2012

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