Two Cornwall housing developments blocked or delayed by planners

An artist's impressions of Treveth Holdings' plans for 50 homes in Newquay

Plans to build 100 homes across two schemes in Cornwall have been delayed or blocked by the council’s planning committee.

Councillors voted unanimously to refuse outline planning permission for a scheme to build up to 50 homes in St Austell.

Planning officers had recommended approval for the site, which is in Cornwall Council’s development plan’s “green buffer” on the eastern side of St Austell. 40% of the scheme was to be affordable housing.

St Austell Town Council had a range of objections to the application, including concerns about mining activity and subsidence in the area.

A separate application, by Treveth Holdings, to build 50 homes at Bedowan Meadows, Newquay, was deferred because councillors wanted to hear more about the potential impact of noise from a skatepark and whether acoustic mitigations for the proposed development would impact current residents.

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