Silverdale Road Site
Application Validated Fri 17 Mar 2017 

Proposed construction of 3 detached dwellings and associated landscaping
Land Rear Of Marlborough Lodge,
​Silverdale Road, Falmouth

Case Officer: Laura Potts.

Determination deadline: Fri 12 May 2017
Approved with conditions

This was considered by Falmouth Town Council Planning Committee on Monday 3rd April.
Their comment:

​It is therefore really important to submit your objections to the county council asap.  

The Site behind Marlborough Lodge
​​Ms Falmouth Civic Society (Objects)
PA17/02543 Lane rear of Marlborough Lodge
Falmouth Civic Society objects strongly to this proposed development. It is totally inappropriate and out of character in the setting of the historic Grade 2* Marlborough House and other surrounding historic houses. This is back garden development of the worst kind. There is no proper access, except for the lane down to Marlborough Cottage. Another access to be made, according to the plans, is right up to the boundary of the neighbouring bungalow. Construction traffic would be a danger to the near by Marlborough School.
This housing is not needed; it is not identified in Cornwall Council's allocations document nor in the emerging Neighbourhood Plan.
The plot is close to the SSSI of Swanpool Lake and the impact of the view from there would be negative. It fails as sustainable development, as there are no economic or social benefits to the town.

Other comments:

  • The loss of green space is to the visual detriment of the character of the area, eroding the landscape.

  • This site is located within Flood Zone 1 and also within the Falmouth Critical Drainage Area and therefore at least a Flood Risk Assessment should be provided.

Plot 1 South Elavation
Councillors: ARWENACK WARD
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Plot 1 Floor Plans