30 January 2015
A developer defeated at a judicial review in a landmark case brought by Mevagissey Parish Council is again proposing a housing development at a village beauty spot.
Mevagissey Bay View LLP, part of Westcountry Land, applied for planning permission for 31 homes on land next to School Hill, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 2012. Cornwall Council granted planning permission but the parish council, amid concerns about the impact on the coastal scenery, took both the developer and the county council to judicial review in December 2013, and won the case. Now, Westcountry Land & Homes is preparing a new planning application, this time for 12 homes, seven of them affordable, on the same site.