Council to reconsider Mevagissey homes plan

Image caption A high court judge overturned planning approval given to a development near Mevagissey

A council told it acted unlawfully when it granted permission to build homes in a Cornish beauty spot is to reconsider the original application.

Westcountry Land's application to build 31 homes near Mevagissey was approved by Cornwall Council last November.

The local parish council, which had opposed the development, took the matter to a judicial review and the High Court overturned the decision.

The plans would now "return for re-determination", Cornwall Council said.

Parish chairman Michael Roberts said the proposed development of luxury and affordable homes would have spoiled the coastline.

"The site is in an area outstanding natural beauty," he said after the High Court judge's ruling last month.

"This particular one is on a coastal location - there are other sites which are more suitable."

Work on the houses had been due to start this autumn.

Cornwall Council said it "notes the judgement" and the application would be reconsidered.

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