Ampersand withdraws appeal

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The £250 million Carlyon Bay holiday complex saga shows no sign of nearing a conclusion after developer Ampersand abandoned plans to lodge an appeal against a decision demanding the removal of a temporary sea wall.

Restormel Borough Council ordered its removal when the Government ruled against plans to upgrade the sea defences, in 2007. 

Ampersand director Andrew Woods said: “Since lodging the appeal, we have considered the position and have decided to withdraw our appeal. We concluded that taking this action was not in the best interests of any of the parties involved when considering the cost to ourselves and Restormel Borough Council and will be looking to other ways of overcoming the difficulties.

“We have two years before the temporary sea defences, which were put in place to protect the construction work on the site, have to be removed and will look at all options before us.”