Family home with 'living roof' given planning under Paragraph 80 — despite owner being warned she'd 'never succeed'

A mock up of Wheatley House shows a house on a hill surrounded by forestry
Planning permission was granted for this self build called Wheatley House after it gained approval under Paragraph 80(e) conditions (Image credit: Koto Design)

A proposal to build a family home Cornwall has been approved under legislation that allows "exceptional" properties to be built in remote and rural locations.

The applicant, Charlotte Wheatley, aims to build a home on land in Lower Treneague in Cornwall, but faced overcoming strict criteria to gain planning permission designed to restrict the number of properties in rural areas.

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