CORNWALL COUNCIL has given permission for a supermarket in Falmouth despite the concerns of residents and a convenience store.
The new Co-op will be built at the former Clipper Way pub in Boslowick, with work expected to start by the end of the year.
The change of use application detailed plans to infill extensions, alterations, including a new shop front, and the creation of parking spaces.
Planning officer Diane Boardman said: "As this is a permitted change, concerns regarding the loss of the pub, too many supermarkets in Falmouth and competition with other existing neighbourhood shops does not form part of the assessment.
"The main issues are traffic and highway safety, the scale, siting and the design of the alterations and extensions and impact on the amenities of neighbouring occupiers."