PA23/01316: A proposed single storey rear extension to a bungalow, front balcony extension replacement, garage roof and new car port has been approved by Cornwall Council.

Mr and Mrs Storr applied to the local authority for permission to undertake the works at a property on Rick Meadow in Yeolmbridge, Launceston. Werrington Parish Council raised no objections and Cornwall Council granted planning permission.

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PA23/00906: A proposed 870 metre long forestry track to span two fields near St Tudy and to join classified road SX 07852 75543 for access into newly created woodland to allow for management activities on crown land has been granted by Cornwall Council.

St Tudy Parish Council voted unanimously to support the application, made by Mr Alistair Martin on behalf of the Duchy of Cornwall for land south of Loskeyle Farm, St Breward.

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PA23/00919: A proposed garden room, pergola and storage for a property in Boscastle has been given the green light by Cornwall Council.

Mr Nathan applied for the works at a property known as Home Farm, Rivendell Court, Boscastle. The application was supported by Forrabury and Minster Parish Council.

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PA23/00922: Listed building consent for the repair of a circa 20th century single storey lean-to-roof with a new covering at a rear of a property in Holsworthy has been approved by Cornwall Council.

The application, concerning the property Church Cottage, The Village, Week St Mary, Holsworthy was made by Mr Raymond Elliston.

No objections were raised by Week St Mary Parish Council while the Historic Environment Planning team described the proposals as acceptable.

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PA23/00876: The erection of a front balcony in Bude has been approved by Cornwall Council. Ms Jenny Fletcher applied for the works to her property on Crooklets, Flexbury, Bude.

One additional condition was stipulated by Cornwall Council in the approval of planning permission, namely: “Prior to the first use of the balcony hereby approved, a 1.8m privacy screen shall be erected on the south elevation of the balcony in accordance with the details shown on approved drawing 2904:456:002 C. The privacy screen shall be retained as such thereafter.”

In its response to the consultation, the planning committee at Bude-Stratton Town Council said: “BSTC had no objection to the erection of the balcony but had concerns re the material choice and would prefer to see it more in keeping with the street scene.”

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PA23/00811: A proposed extension together with a car port with room over and a new entrance/driveway provision at a property in Holsworthy has been approved by Cornwall Council.

The application concerns the property known as Tamar View House, North Tamerton, Holsworthy and the application was made by Mrs Gough.

There were two comments of support from members of the public relating to the application. One, Mr Peter Willetts wrote: “The road past this property has drives and pull outs for three properties, a sharp bend at each end of the properties, a sharp incline and is heavily used by large agricultural vehicles there have been a number of accidents and near misses. The proposals will increase road safety massively. I fully support the application.”

Mr Gary Bridle, a neighbour, said: “We fully support this application. At present the access to Tamar View House is right alongside our house. The access is very narrow and has very poor visibility to the left (down the hill) when exiting the drive. It really is an accident waiting to happen with the 60mph highly inappropriate speed limit on this section of road.

“Because of the proximity of the current driveway to our house we also experience so car noise.

“The planned improvements will address both these issues and add significant value to the house and the area.”

North Tamerton Parish Council had no objection to the planning application other than concerns around the new access and the impact on trees and hedges, further expressing surprise that a highways officer had not been asked to comment on the application.

Conditions added to the granting of permission included a ban on works during the bird nesting season and a number relating to highway safety where it connects to the road network.

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PA23/00467: A change of use application for an existing storage shed (together with new build extensions within the footprint of the existing building to form ancillary accommodation to Ocean View), erection of a garage/studio in place of the former garden sheds and greenhouses and formation of a new access track has been given approval by Cornwall Council.

The application was made by Earlswood Investments Limited for land south of Ocean View, Coast Road, Bude.

The planning permission was granted subject to a number of conditions, including: “The hereby approved annexe shall be used solely as additional accommodation for the occupants of the dwelling constructed under planning permission PA22/01066 as a replacement to the dwelling know as Ocean View or any subsequent consent for a replacement dwelling and shall at no time be separated into a separate unit of accommodation or be used, sold or let at any time as a separate residential unit of accommodation.”

In addition to: “The detached garage and studio hereby approved shall be used for the storage of private motor vehicles and purposes incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling house constructed under planning permission PA22/01066 as a replacement to the dwelling know as Ocean View or any subsequent consent for a replacement dwelling.”

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PA22/11104: The conversion of a disused slaughter hall into washrooms and staff changing areas at ground floor and a canteen at the first floor in addition to the removal of an existing first floor structure to replace with a thermally and acoustically better performing structure in the same location has been approved by Cornwall Council.

Lezant Parish Council also supported the application, which was made by John Eddy at Treburley Abbatoir, Treburley Industrial Estate, Treburley, Launceston.

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PA22/10954: Proposals to alter and extend an existing barn and use of ancillary accommodation as holiday let accommodation has been given approved by Cornwall Council.

St Genny’s Parish Council had no objections to the application, made by Ms Michelle Farmer for the property known as Treworgie Barton Cottages, St Genny’s, Bude.

In its response, Historic Environment Planning said: “The proposed works within this application are to be carried out to the curtilage listed barn which is closest to the Grade II listed farmhouse. Whilst the extension is likely to be acceptable in principle, there are limited details within the Historic Impact Assessment specifically related to the particular barn concerned with this application, and the impact of the proposed extension on the historic fabric of the building. Having reviewed the submitted drawings, it appears that there is a large section of stone walling to be removed in order to accommodate the opening to the new extension. It would be preferred if this opening was no larger than 1.5 metres wide, but it is not clear what size the proposed opening is. The proposed materials are likely to be acceptable as they should match to the existing. It would be preferred if new windows and doors are timber.”

Among the conditions stipulated as part of the approval, including ones relating to the protection of bats, and the removal of solar panels within six months if they cease to be used, was a stipulation that the additional property can only be used for holiday let accommodation and that “only and shall not be occupied as a person’s sole or main place of residence. The owners/operators shall maintain an up-to-date register of the names of all occupiers of the unit on the site, and of their main home addresses, and shall make this information available at all reasonable times to the Local Planning Authority.”

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PA22/05958: PROPOSALS to convert a farm barn into a residential dwelling has been refused by Cornwall Council.

Mr Paul Sousek applied to convert the farm barn into a property at land east of Cottage Farm, Jacobstow, Bude, which was refused by the local authority. Three reasons were recommended for grounds of refusal by the planning officer, who wrote:

“The application site is located outside the physical boundaries of any established settlement and is therefore situated within the open countryside as defined under paragraph 2.33 of the Cornwall Local Plan Strategic Policies 2010-2030. The building is not considered to be appropriate to retain and its conversion would not lead to an enhancement to the immediate setting. The application building is prominent when viewed from the agricultural land to the east and the building would be readily visible from the road. The building currently reads as a simple and functional portal framed building that relates to the adjacent field and surrounding rural character of the area, the building is of a type which Is expected in a rural setting and as such does not appear out of place. The proposed works would give the building a new domestic character which would significantly alter the appearance of the building and its associated curtilage. The proposed development is not considered to lead to an enhancement to the immediate setting, which is open and rural, and which would be eroded by the conversion works, associated domestic paraphernalia and subdivision of the field and as such would have an adverse impact on the character and appearance of the area. Furthermore, in the absence of a structural survey it is not possible to determine whether the building is structurally sound and capable of conversion without the need for substantial demolition or rebuilding.”

They added: “The barn to which this application relates is located within 300m of an existing wind turbine. Insufficient information has been submitted to demonstrate that noise from the existing wind turbine would not have an adverse impact on the living conditions of future occupiers of the new dwelling. In the absence of a suitable Phase 1 Land Contamination Report which properly determines and evaluates the existence or otherwise of contamination, its nature and extent, and the risks it may pose to receptors, it has not been possible to conclude that the proposal