Hotel proposals: have your say

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

The deadline for public comment on the proposed plans to regenerate the former Pendower Beach House Hotel on the Rosleand is this week (April 5).

Scaled back from those submitted in the original 2020 planning application, site owner PBHH Ltd says its new plans 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.”

However, local opposition group – The Friends of Pendower Beach – claims the scale of the plans go against planning policy and could ruin an Area of Outstanding National Beauty, now known as National Landscape.

Friends of Pendower Beach chair, Helen Hastings, said: “The application is classified as a ‘major development’. This classification is crucially important as major developments in the AONB can only go ahead under very stringent circumstances.  The proposed footprint is two and a half times larger than that of the existing hotel, with accommodation for approximately 100 and a 64-cover restaurant.  The plans involve unquantifiable construction costs to rebuild an access road along a crumbling cliff on land not in the developers’ ownership. Parts of the site are in a flood zone, posing sewage risks not fully accounted for in the proposals.”

To view the plans and to add to the public comments, click here.