Falmouth Hotel apartments plan gets green light
7:00am Tuesday 12th March 2013 in News
Plans for ten apartments to be built on land within the Falmouth Hotel complex have been granted conditional consent by Cornwall Council.
The planning application from John Wilcox was a resubmission of a previous one which had been withdrawn in 2011. It had prompted 22 letters of objection and two of support from residents living in the area.
Among the concerns were the impact the proposals would have on the conservation area, its impact on neighbours with regard to overlooking, loss of outlook, an increase in noise and loss of natural light.
There were worries over insufficient parking provision, overdevelopment, the impact on the listed Falmouth Hotel and the extra burden on services.
On approving the plans, though, Phil Mason, Cornwall Council’s head of planning, said: “The proposed development would change the character of the area, but it is argued that this would be a positive building, with high quality design, which would be acceptable to the wider area and would not harm the setting of the nearby listed building or harm the character of the conservation area. The development would also bring benefits to the local economy.”