Plans for Premier Inn in Falmouth rejected

Plans for Premier Inn in Falmouth rejected

Plans for Premier Inn in Falmouth rejected

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A second attempt to win permission to build a Premier Inn near the entrance to Falmouth's Events Square has been refused by Cornwall councillors this afternoon.

Members of the council's central sub-area planning committee voted nine to four to reject the second scheme put forward by New Cornwall Developments. A previous scheme had been refused by the council and this decision was upheld on appeal last year.

Members of Falmouth and District Hotels' Association attended this afternoon's meeting in St Austell and are delighted at the outcome. "We are very pleased," said chairman, Shaun Davie.

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4:38pm Mon 20 Jan 14

seacom says...

It would seem car parking spaces are at a premium in Falmouth maybe time to try another car park maybe Church Street?
It would seem car parking spaces are at a premium in Falmouth maybe time to try another car park maybe Church Street? seacom
  • Score: -12

6:46am Tue 21 Jan 14

KernBear says...

Gutted. I was looking forward to a premier inn in Falmouth.
Gutted. I was looking forward to a premier inn in Falmouth. KernBear
  • Score: 9

5:49pm Tue 21 Jan 14

seacom says...

Ok then what about the Dell?
Ok then what about the Dell? seacom
  • Score: 6

9:07pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Kernowkarmann says...

Surely the most obvious place for a new large hotel is where there used to be a large hotel? Ie the site of the Falmouth Beach hotel? It is such a shame to see the land still sitting empty.

Or is the owner of the land just waiting to see if planning permission is granted for flats? I hope not as this is the best spot in Falmouth and it desrves to be another hotel, even if that is a Premier Inn
Surely the most obvious place for a new large hotel is where there used to be a large hotel? Ie the site of the Falmouth Beach hotel? It is such a shame to see the land still sitting empty. Or is the owner of the land just waiting to see if planning permission is granted for flats? I hope not as this is the best spot in Falmouth and it desrves to be another hotel, even if that is a Premier Inn Kernowkarmann
  • Score: 9

4:00am Wed 22 Jan 14

cornishvisitor says...

Great news, the area near the Events Square will for now not be blighted with the increased congestion that would haver occurred if it had been built, however it seems that the landowners will not be deterred and there is likely to develop this site in other ways that will give them the reward they seek.
Agree with many commentators that there are other more suitable sites for a hotel development.
Great news, the area near the Events Square will for now not be blighted with the increased congestion that would haver occurred if it had been built, however it seems that the landowners will not be deterred and there is likely to develop this site in other ways that will give them the reward they seek. Agree with many commentators that there are other more suitable sites for a hotel development. cornishvisitor
  • Score: -6

7:46am Thu 23 Jan 14

molesworth says...

Thank goodness for good sense. Motel type hotels have no place in such a location or any other prestigious spot. It would have spoilt the area. The Dell is not a terrible idea, but the docks station car park or the swimming pool car park on Pendennis Point wold be better still I think. It's not about losing car park spaces, the good people of Falmouth have always had a slight obsession about car parking issues.
Thank goodness for good sense. Motel type hotels have no place in such a location or any other prestigious spot. It would have spoilt the area. The Dell is not a terrible idea, but the docks station car park or the swimming pool car park on Pendennis Point wold be better still I think. It's not about losing car park spaces, the good people of Falmouth have always had a slight obsession about car parking issues. molesworth
  • Score: 1

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