MEMBERS of the public are being urged to attend a public meeting next Monday to discuss plans to build a Premier Inn hotel on a Falmouth town centre car park.
The proposals would see a five-storey, 74 bedroom building constructed on the Campbeltown Way car park by Events Square.
The plans have been slammed by local residents and business owners, with hundreds of objections lodged against the hotel on Cornwall Council’s planning website. Speaking ahead of the public meeting, a spokesman for the Falmouth and District Hotels Association called for support from the Falmouth community.
She said: “We are so very concerned about parking and traffic issues in the area, and the danger that will be caused by both the construction and operation of a 74 bedroomed hotel, bar and restaurant. “It will be serviced by 40ft lorries which will have to reverse up a steep slope, cross a public road and turn on a pedestrian area.
“We believe it will also change the whole nature of that part of the town, prevent local shoppers from parking, and encourage stag and hen groups. Falmouth would be in danger of becoming like Newquay, with even more late-night drinking, noise and anti-social behaviour.
The public meeting will take at Falmouth School at 6pm on Monday, November 12.
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