Green light for Mevagissey housing


The Secretary of State has backed Cornwall Council’s decision to agree planning permission for 31 homes in Mevagissey.

Artist's impression of house design for the project
Artist’s impression of house design for the project

Truro-based Westcountry Land secured the planning permission last November but Mevagissey Parish Council asked the Secretary of State to review the decision.

The Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP carefully considered the impact of this proposal with the Department of Communities and Local Government before rejecting the request.

His conclusion was that there are no sufficient reasons to call in the application and therefore the application should be determined at local level by Cornwall Council.

Westcountry Land director John Schuttkacker welcomed the news and said: “Cornwall Council voted emphatically for the scheme in October. This new statement from the Secretary of State means that our application can finally be approved and we can now deliver truly affordable homes to the local families of Mevagissey.”