A DEVELOPER has been given permission to build four one-bedroom affordable flats for rental near Pendeen.
The planning application for a piece of land opposite Peters Row at Lower Boscaswell, which was objected to by a number of local residents, was approved by Cornwall Council members on Monday at a planning meeting in Penzance.
Karl Miucci, who spoke in support of his proposal at the meeting, said all four units would be affordable, would have a small garden and a parking space.
Councillors were told that in the St Just parish 223 households were registered with Cornwall Homechoice looking for affordable housing and that of those 114 households need one bed accommodation and 94 of those wanting rentals.
Concerns were raised by resident Claire Healey and Cornwall councillor for the area Sue James that the development would have an adverse impact on the row of mining cottages opposite the site.
Ms Healey, who lives opposite, said: "We would be confronted by an almost 30ft stone wall ... who on earth would want to live in a dark cave?"
But west sub-area planning member Joyce Duffin said: "It is 4 affordable and 94 on the list that want one-bed rentals. I don't know how you can go against that."