Flexibility Applied in Cornwall Village

June 24, 2013 10:19 pm Published by

Tetlow King Planning (TKP) has secured a three year extension to a planning permission for 34 dwellings in a Cornish village using current government guidance relating to “Greater Flexibility for Planning Permissions”.

The scheme was a renewal of the planning permission granted on appeal in 2009 for 34 affordable homes, in which TKP previously acted . The renewal application was submitted on an identical basis arguing that there had been no change in circumstances. Despite this the application received strong objections from the locally elected member, the Parish Council and nearby residents.

TKP Director, James Stacey addressed the Committee, advising that, “local authorities should take a positive and constructive approach towards applications which improve the prospect of sustainable development being taken forward quickly and that the development proposed in an application for extension will by definition have been judged to be acceptable in principle at an earlier date”.

Despite the strong objections levied towards the proposal the Committee voted 13-2 in favour of the application.