Hotel regeneration plans submitted

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CGI of what the proposed development will look like, as seen from Rocky Lane

Plans have been submitted to Cornwall Council for the regeneration of the former Pendower Beach House Hotel on the Rosleand.

Scaled back from those submitted in the original 2020 planning application, the new plans put forward by site owner PBHH Ltd are 25% smaller in size and reflect local feedback.

Consisting of a two-storey scheme, the regeneration encompasses 23 two and three bed family self-catering holiday-let suites, a public café and restaurant with 40 internal and up to 40 external covers, a shop for use by self-catering visitors and beachgoers, and on-site accommodation for staff.

Johnny Goldsmith, local businessman and founder of PBHH Ltd, said: “Over the past 17 years we have listened carefully to the views of the local community, revising and reducing our plans to take account of feedback, while ensuring that the future of the hotel remains viable in a way that enhances the Roseland Peninsula.

“Bringing income into the wider economy, creating jobs, and both protecting and enhancing the environment, we hope that the new and significantly scaled back plans will be widely welcomed.”

Dr David Mlynski, who has recently joined the PBHH Ltd team as an investor, and has a PHD in ecology, added: “Having been brought up in Veryan, spending much of my youth diving for sea urchins, or out on the boat catching crab and lobster with my father, I’ve witnessed the hotel fall into a sad state of dereliction.

“The plans that we are putting forward are designed to sensitively breath life back into the site, regenerating and transforming the former hotel into a valuable local asset that will not only attract affluent visitors, bringing money into the local economy, but also enhance amenities for locals and users of the beach through the restaurant, café and beach shop.”

Key features of the plans will be outlined at a further community engagement event at Philleigh Village Hall/Community Centre from 4-6 pm on Monday March 18.

A decision on the plans by Cornwall Council is anticipated in early summer.