Proposals to build 90 homes on land at Mabe have been approved. Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee agreed to the scheme by Taylor Wimpey Exeter, Treliever Developments Ltd and Elstrad Ltd to transform a piece of greenfield land off Treliever Road.
Local ward member Chris Ridgers said the number of homes in the parish had increased by 15 per cent between 1991 and 2010 and this represented the same growth in one go. “This represents all the growth for Mabe as a parish for the next 20 years,” he said. Despite his concerns and objections from 17 people and the parish council, the application had been recommended for approval. Parish council chairman Roger Phillips said a survey two years ago showed most residents did not want the site developed.
But Councillor Jackie Bull said: “I thought we would have half the community of Mabe out and have protests but we haven’t got that.” Approval is subject to legal agreements for contributions towards education, public open space and highways.
It was agreed to ring-fence the education money solely for Mabe School. Councillor Mary May said: “I think the benefits outweigh the harm. Mabe has a price to pay, but we all have a price to pay when it comes to affrdable housing.”
Posted on: February 15, 2013