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Breage’s Mining Heritage Site

Campaigners in Breage, near Helston, successfully defend Breage’s Mining Heritage site.

Last-ditch appeal refused – CPRE Cornwall congratulates villagers for successfully protecting precious green space at the centre of the village from being destroyed by development and inappropriate commercial use.

The CPRE Cornwall has congratulated campaigners in Breage, near Helston, for successfully

For many years, the residents of Breage have been battling to preserve fields that are in a Conservation Area and have protected status as a UNESCO World Mining Heritage site. There’s been sustained local opposition to two fields, close to the village’s magnificent 15th-century church, from being used as a summer campsite – bringing serious disruption and anti-social behaviour into the heart of the village.

Following a site visit, the Planning Inspectorate has refused an appeal by Cherry Mason’s Fruit Farm against an enforcement notice issued by Cornwall County Council in March 2021. Villagers in Breage are delighted at the outcome. Following the decision, a spokesperson for the campaigners said:

This is extremely welcome news for Breage village. For many, many years we have been trying to protect a very special feature from being destroyed by development and inappropriate commercial use.


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