The site is to the south east of Carninney Lane and to the south of Polwithen Drive in Carbis Bay.
During the St Ives Neighbourhood Planning process, the site was allocated for residential development (known as AS5 during the process).
It was then confirmed in a public referendum open to all voters in the St Ives, Carbis Bay and Lelant area that this site, amongst others, was appropriate for development to help meet the housing need in the local area.
It is approximately two and a quarter acres in size and bordered by properties on the north west and north east boundaries. Both an overhead electricity pylon and a mains water pipe go across the site.