PLANS have been submitted to build new homes on a plot of agricultural land near Redruth - for the 19th time.
The latest planning applications, from house builder Park Bottom Developments, is for 69 new homes on “unmanaged agricultural land” east of Trevelyan Road in Park Bottom, Redruth.
The plans, a mixture of 47 dwellings and 15 affordable homes with allotments, are been strongly opposed by more than 60 residents.
Illogan Parish Council has also “strongly objected” to the homes being built.
Writing on Cornwall Council’s planning website page, Penny Richards said more than 135 extra cars would be on the roads as a result of the new homes. She said the highways infrastructure was not suitable for the development.
She wrote: “The planned opening into the estate (from Trevelyan Road) will interfere with an existing cycle lane, putting cyclists in even greater danger.
“Contrary to the traffic report, vehicles do drive at excessive speeds along the lane as they use the road as a cut through to Broad lane, Trevelyn Road, the proposed dwellings would increase this traffic further.
“The exits from Dreysen Close and Clifton Road onto Spar Lane are already hazardous as residents are unable to clearly see what traffic is travelling down.”
Another comment submitted by a Mrs Hocking added: “It was previously stated that the long-term vision of the Cornwall Community Strategy is for a county where individual communities are able to feel safe and flourish, retain their distinctiveness and contribute to the way of life for their people.
“The three main themes adopted across Cornwall are: Individual wellbeing, strong communities and quality living environment - Illogan already has these but they will be destroyed by the housing proposals for the village.”
One of the previous objections to the land being developed stated that it made an ideal green barrier between Park Bottom and Illogan and should be kept as such.
Cornwall Council has until February 25 to decide whether to approve the application.