Angry reaction to Budock Vean Hotel lodge building bid
4:00pm Saturday 1st September 2012 in News
PLANS to build 11 new lodges on land at the Budock Vean Hotel have provoked an angry reaction from local residents.
The proposals, the first part in a wider redevelopment of the site, would see two lodges built on the foreshore, three built around the golf course, four at the rear of the hotel’s swimming pool and two at the quarry in the valley leading to Perran Cove.
Neighbours living close to the site have objected to the proposals, and fear planning permission will set a precedent for a number of developments at the hotel.
Local resident Anton Chamberlain said: “I have objections about the location of a number of the proposed buildings, but of grave concern is the building of the two semi detached one and a half storey units by the foreshore. “We live in an AONB and as such, there must be consideration given to the impact of such a development on the visual amenity from the river. The existing residents lounge is tucked away and barely visible from the river. “The proposed units that are built over the stream will be a blot on the landscape of this beautiful river and totally obtrusive.”
Residents living at The Fairway, which runs alongside the hotel, have also expressed concerns over the plans for development.
Robert Fletcher said: “The plans say lodges, but they are nothing like the wooden huts the word lodges conjurs up.
“They are two-and-a-half storey terraced houses, and are not suitable at all.
“There are parts of the plan that are fine, but the homes built by the golf course do concern us.”
The plans can be viewed at Cornwall Council ’s website at www.cornwall.gov.uk, using planning reference PA12/05629.