VILLAGERS in Bridgerule look set to get a new village shop. Bridgerule Parish Council has been given planning permission for the construction of a detached village shop on land adjacent to the village hall. The shop will employ two part-time staff and customers will be able to use the parking facilities at the village hall.

n PLANNING has been applied for the erection a timber lodge for a travelling family to live in on land south of Kitts Farm, Stratton together with the installation of a sewage treatment plant.

The lodge would be occupied by the site owner, Mr T Frohlick, who lives in a caravan on the land with his family. The planning application states that Mr Frohlick, if granted permission, will remove the unauthorised caravan from the site and return the use of the other buildings to agricultural. He has temporarily given up his traveller way of life to care for his elderly mother but says he still complies with the definition of a ‘traveller’.

n THERE are plans for 3.3 hectares of farming land east of Marine Drive, Widemouth to be used as a campsite on a more permanent basis. The planning statement says the applicant has been operating the business since 2012 making use of permitted development for temporary alternative uses of land. But, due to the success and demand for camping in the location, the season has grown longer and there are now plans to pitch tents, motorhomes and towed caravans on the field between March and September. No physical construction works are required.

n AN AREA of land which has been given permission for the construction of dog kennels is unlikely to get planning for an alternative tourism use. Pre-application advice had been sought for plans to put four holiday cabins with garden space and patio decks at Ridgeview, Polyphant. The applicant was told that their proposal would result in the creation of new tourist accommodation in an area designated as an Area of Great Landscape Value and National Dark Skies. The advice concluded that a scheme for one or two camping pods may be a more acceptable form of holiday accommodation.

n A SCHEME to put up to five homes on land adjacent to Tredar, Trewint, Altarnun has not been welcomed by planners giving pre-application advice. The development of the entire area is not considered to be rounding off as it would extend the existing settlement further out into the countryside. The scale of the development was also considered to be inappropriate. However, there is potential for infill development between Tredar and the garden of Trewint Cottage the applicant was told.

n A FORMER contractor’s yard at Coppathorne, Poundstock could make way for up to three family homes. The planning statement revealed the applicants are part of the consortium for a proposed crematorium on land 200 yards from the site.

n BUDE CENTRAL Methodist Church, on the Wharf, Bude, has asked Cornwall Council if it needs permission to install 18 solar panels on the southeast and south aspect roof of the church hall.

n PRE-APPLICATION advice has been sought for a house to be built on land west of Polventor, Vicarage Lane, Poundstock.

n THREE new homes are earmarked for land east of Pudners Cottage, Poughill. A planning application has been submitted.

n PLANS TO divide one flat into a holiday unit and a two-bed flat at 10, Burn View, Bude are unlikely to gain support from planners according to pre-application advice. The proposal, according to Senior Development Officer, Paul Steen would result in two dwellings that are far below the nationally described space standard.

n A TWO-BEDROOM cottage cannot be built on the site of disused garages on land east of 39, New Road, Port Isaac. Planning permission was refused because the proposals fail to provide adequate amenity space, both in terms of size and levels or privacy, for future occupants. The result would have been a cramped and contrived form of development.

n A BARN at Austies Farm, Altarnun can be converted into a holiday let.

n THE GO-AHEAD has been given for a house to be built on land south of The Old Stable at South Petherwin.

n OUTLINE planning permission has been granted for a house to replace two redundant garages at Kensey Hill, Kensey View, Launceston.

n TORRIDGE DISTRICT Council has received a planning application to change the use of land at Little Foxhole, Halwill to site a mobile home for use as annexe accommodation for a dependent relative.

n PLANNING has been applied for to extend the residential curtilage of Long Barn, Pancrasweek, Holsworthy and erect a caravan/log cabin for ancillary purposes.

n THE GO-AHEAD has been given for a caravan to be put on land adjacent to Haddiport, Shebbear for an agricultural worker to occupy for three years.