PLANS for 90 homes in Mabe, 36 of which will be affordable, have been submitted to Cornwall Council.CSA architects have drawn up the scheme for Taylor Wimpey Exeter, Treliever Developments Ltd and Elstrad Ltd.
A mix of two-bedroom apartments and two, three and four-bedroom houses are planned for “two grass paddocks” running alongside the A39 between Treliever and Asda.
Also included in the plans are 54 open-market properties.
CSA said it will address a need for affordable housing identified by Cornwall Council.
However, it has received a number of objections, with concerns about a proposed entrance near Treliever roundabout, increased traffic and loss of a greenfield site among the reasons.
There is also a question mark over the actual need.
Among comments left on the Cornwall Council website, resident Patricia Barnes said: “The access is too near to the roundabout to be safe.
“There is no evidence that local people are queuing up to live in Mabe or are even able to afford to live in Mabe. To build on a green site is not justified.”
Faye Bastian said: “When the existing flats have been put on the market it has taken a very long time for them to sell, surely this shows more houses here are not needed.
“Mabe is a small village with too much traffic as it is and Treliver road is difficult and overcrowded.”
The application has yet to be discussed by Mabe Parish Council.
From: West Briton, 1st November 2012