HMO Applications
Falmouth Town Council requested that Cornwall Council proposed the introduction of an Article 4 Direction in Falmouth, thus making the conversion of a family home into a HMO a "restricted development" – meaning planning permission is needed.​
See our website page.

Please see a list below of the current applications: Please consider the resident neighbours and write to a comment on these planning applications before the determination deadlines.


​PA17/03907 Link to council website
Land Rear Of St Georges Arcade St Georges Arcade Falmouth Cornwall
Application Validated: Wed 26 Apr 2017
PA17/03907
Resubmission of lapsed approval (PA11/04962) for demolition of former dwelling shell and erection of dwelling for use as house in multiple occupation, with up to 10 unrelated residents.)
Determination Deadline: Wed 21 Jun 2017
Status: Awaiting decision


Falmouth Town Council. To be considered on Monday 22nd May.
Their comments:
Refuse as over development, un-neighbourly, not in keeping with the Conservation Area and in conflict with the emerging Neighbourhood Plan Policy HMO1 and Cornwall Local Plan.

Template letter of objection - Click Here for Word Doc, Click Here for PDF.

This is being considered at the Central Sub-Area Planning Commitee on Monday 10th July at 10:00am. Council Chambers, Council Offices, 39 Penwinnick Road, St. Austell.
The agenda should be available soon: https://democracy.cornwall.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CId=578&Year=0

PA17/03097 Link to council website
Bay Lodge 6 Castle Drive Falmouth TR11 4NF
Application Validated: Tue 18 Apr 2017
PA17/03097
Change of use from residential (Use Class C3) to HMO (Use Class C4)
Determination Deadline: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Status: Awaiting decision

Falmouth Town Council. To be considered on Monday 22nd May. See Falmouth Packet article
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This is being considered at the Central Sub-Area Planning Commitee on Monday 7th August at 10:00am. Cornwall Council, County Hall, Truro TR1 3AY.
The agenda is available here: 
https://democracy.cornwall.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=578&MId=7322&Ver=4

The committee approved this application with conditions.


PA17/02567 Link to council website
3 Tresawna Terrace Road From Erisey Terrace To Trevethan Road Falmouth Cornwall TR11 2AR
Application Validated: Tues 28 March 2017
PA17/02567
Change of use of terraced house to HMO and construction of first floor extension, internal alterations and demolition of existing rear porch/conservatory.
Determination Deadline: Tues 23rd May 2017.
Status: Awaiting decision

Falmouth Town Council. Commented to this application on Wed 26 Apr 2017.

  • Refuse as gross overdevelopment, un-neighbourly in terms of being overbearing and resulting loss of light. Loss of parking in an already congested street and the proposal is contrary to Policy HMO1 and HMO2 in the emerging Falmouth Neighbourhood Plan.

This planning application has been withdrawn.


Land To Rear Of 16-17 Church Street Falmouth Cornwall
Application Validated: Tue 21 Mar 2017
PA17/02669
Construction of two 5 bed houses in multiple occupation (C4) and one 2 bed dwelling (C3).
Determination Deadline: Tue 16 May 2017
Status: Awaiting decision

Falmouth Town Council.  Commented to this application on Wed 26 Apr 2017.

  • Refuse due to overdevelopment and overbearing, loss of light and impact on safety of users of the lane and it would have a detrimental impact on the area and neighbouring businesses.

This planning application has been amended to: Construction of two 3 bed dwellings (C3) and one 2 bed dwelling (C3).

This is being considered at the Central Sub-Area Planning Commitee on Monday 7th August at 10:00am. Cornwall Council, County Hall, Truro TR1 3AY.
The agenda is available here: https://democracy.cornwall.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=578&MId=7322&Ver=4

The committee refused this planning application:

REASON:
The proposed development, by reason of its increased density and massing, and limited
size of private amenity areas and their overshadowing, it is considered to result in an
over-development of the site, which fails to respect the character of the area, in conflict
with Policies 2, 12 and 21 of the Cornwall Local Plan Strategic Policies 2010-2030.


7 Lister Street Falmouth TR11 3BT
Application Validated: Fri 24 Mar 2017
PA17/02477
Change of use from a single dwellinghouse (class C3) to student accommodation (class C4)
Determination Deadline: Fri 19 May 2017.
Status: Awaiting decision

Falmouth Town Council.
 Commented to this application on Wed 26 Apr 2017.

  • Refuse as the proposal is contrary to Policy HMO1 and HMO2 in the emerging Falmouth 
  • Neighbourhood Plan and parking in the area would be exacerbated.
This planning application has been withdrawn.