Housing approved if deal is agreed
FIVE new detached bungalows, three of which will be affordable, will be built in Delabole despite objections from the parish council.
Cornwall's East Area Planning Committee granted permission for the homes on agricultural land at Rockhead Street, providing the developers complete a Section 106 legal agreement to secure the affordable housing for local people in perpetuity.
If that agreement is not completed within three months the application will be refused.
The application was called before the committee because St Teath Parish Council had objected to the application while Cornwall Council's own planning officer had recommended approval.
The Cornwall housing register, known as Cornwall Homechoice, says it has 140 applicants registered as in housing need and demonstrating a local connection to St Teath Parish.
The greatest need is for one and two-bedroom homes.
The parish council had objected to the scheme, raising concern in relation to the need for affordable housing in the area.
It said a recent affordable housing scheme saw no demand for sale or shared ownership, and the buildings have since been converted to rental dwellings.
The agent for the application said he already had five people who had shown an interest in the bungalows.