Proposals for a Premier Inn hotel in St Ives have been recommended for approval by planning officers, ahead of Cornwall Council’s planning committee later this month.

Scaled back plans for a 90-bedroom hotel at Trewidden Road were submitted to Cornwall Council in October by Whitbread, the parent company to Premier Inn.

The plans will be presented to and discussed by councillors at the West Cornwall Sub-Area Planning Committee on Monday, April 29.

Louise Woodruff, property acquisitions manager at Whitbread, said: “Our team has worked for more than two years to develop our plans and we held many useful conversations with St Ives residents and local stakeholders during this time.

“In response to feedback from the local community, we significantly altered the design of the hotel building and its architectural materials, as well as reduced the number of bedrooms – whilst working within the footprint of existing, implemented planning consent for the site.

“We are pleased to be moving forward in the next stage of the planning process and look forward to hearing the outcome of the planning committee later this month.”

Should the proposals gain planning permission, the hotel is expected to create 30 permanent year-round jobs on opening with recruitment focussed in St Ives.

Whitbread is proposing to invest more than £10 million in the St Ives economy during the construction of the new Premier Inn.

It also anticipates its guests staying at the proposed hotel will contribute more than £2.2 million in visitor expenditure per year supporting the leisure and tourism sector as they go out to eat, drink and enjoy everything St Ives and West Cornwall has to offer.

For more information about the proposals go to:  More information on the economic impact of Premier Inn hotels can be found here.