Go-ahead has been given for a new mini retail and business park in Helston.

David Evans, of Evans, Leathers & Leathers in Hayle, has been given conditional approval to develop the gravelled area next to the Cornish Oven in Clodgey Lane, with six units in one long building.

It will be placed to the far right of the site, as looked at from the road, adjacent to the boundary with the Tesco filling station.

Plans submitted by Mr Evans indicate that no specific businesses are currently confirmed for the units, which are expected to be used by non-food related shops and for business use.

However, the application to Cornwall Council does add that Mr Evans has received interest from a company looking for new-build premises, resulting in one of the units being designed to accommodate two-storey office accommodation.

The eight car parking spaces for Cornish Oven will be kept.

Helston Town Council supported the plans, but asked that the developer be encouraged to consider environmentally friendly technology, such as solar panels, as part of the town's commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030, as well as include landscape planting.

Planning officer Peter Gregory approved the plans under delegated powers but included a number of conditions - amongst them being that all fixed lighting must be positioned or screened to prevent direct glare to any neighbouring houses or users of the adjacent main road.

The plans revisit an idea from three years ago, when signs went up promoting the Turnpike Trading Post – at the time proposed as an area of 17 business units, on land next to ATS Euromaster.

This application is for a smaller development, at 384 metres squared.