Building of 430 houses near Saltash refused because they 'aren't Cornish enough'

Planning permission to build 430 homes in Cornwall has been refused for not being 'Cornish enough'.

The homes were due to to be built on the outskirts of Saltash, but permission was halted as the house designs were not typical of those found in Cornwall.

They were part of a wider planning development of 1,000 homes and facilities on the site at Broadmoor Farm, Stoketon.

The developers had submitted an application for the first phase of the development which would see the building of 430 homes.

The plans which were originally sent to the Cornwall Design Review Panel were returned with advice to make changes.

Once changes were made in response to the feedback, the full plans were sent to Cornwall Council planning officers, where they were refused.

One of the main reasons for refusal being the proposed design of the new 430 homes.

The report states that the colours and designs aren't typical of those in Cornwall, saying they are too brown and have too much brick work. Credit: Cornwall Live

The report states that the colours and designs aren't typical of those in Cornwall, saying they are too brown and have too much brick work.

They go on to say there is little to suggest people would know they were in Cornwall as the design of homes doesn't fit with the comment Cornish 'grey scale' house.

The report comments:

Officers recommended that the application be refused due to the 'over-cramped and intensive layout'.

Officers were also concerned about the density of the development saying that the proposals had a 'dense, urban layout'.

Concerns were also raised around the affordable housing which was to be provided as part of the development with planning officers saying that it was 'evidently less attractive than the market housing, with more pinched gardens, clustered in locations more likely to be over-shadowed'.

Officers recommended that the application be refused due to the 'over-cramped and intensive layout'.