A planning application to extend Towan Valley in Porthtowan has been submitted to Cornwall Council.

The north coast luxury eco-resort, which first opened its doors in 2011, is currently made up of 28 two, three and four-bedroom self-catering properties.

Based on the current success of the holiday resort the planning application will seek to secure 28 new low carbon units in phase two, and a further 44 as part of a third and final phase.

The high specification resort is being developed by Truro-based development team, Towan Valley Resort, which has extensive experience in the leisure sector.

The team has recently partnered up with Wyndham Worldwide, which owns Hoseasons, under a new long-term letting relationship, and plans to develop the eco brand with the new partners.

The existing properties at Towan Valley already boast a number of green credentials including being built with timber frames from renewable sources, sedum roofs and extensive thermal insulation.

A minimal-impact ethos continues across the new planned phases. The development team is working in association with Peter Brett Associates to design a sustainable eco development, incorporating solar panels and an extensive water harvesting system.

Alongside the additional properties, as part of the 11-acre resort, phase three also includes the provision of on-site leisure facilities including a reception area, swimming pool and separate woodland walk. A new dedicated entrance for Towan Valley will also be created via access from the main Coast road.

Towan Valley Resort MD, Andrew Clark, said: “Submitting final plans for our vision at Towan Valley is an exciting milestone for the development. We’ve taken time and worked with experienced architects and engineers to create plans which are sensitive to the surroundings and fully complementary to the existing development.”

Local people interested in hearing more about Towan Valley’s phase two and three plans can view the proposals and speak to members of the project’s development team at an open day at Porthtowan Village Hall on Tuesday May 31, between 10am and 12.30pm.