Hotel plans for Falmouth wharf are thrown out
3:00pm Tuesday 31st July 2012 in News
Proposals to build a 14 bedroom hotel, 44 flats and 20 industrial units on Falmouth Wharf have been refused by town council planners.
The plans were discussed at a meeting of the town council's planning committee on Monday evening.
Councillor David Sterratt spoke to the committee to object to the plans. He said: “This issue rears its ugly head every few years.
“This is the only working deep water wharf in Falmouth, and there is no way you can have flats and a hotel in an area where you have fork lift trucks operating for the businesses.
“If this goes through we will lose jobs for local people. This is the wrong place, it is an industrial area and should remain so.”
Councillor Diana Merrett, chairman of the planning committee, said: “I went on a site visit and was interested to see how much was going on at the wharf.
“I believe we should save this place and try to get someone to fund its regeneration.”
The committee voted unanimously to refuse the application.
A final decision on the application will now be made by Cornwall Council.