More than 380 people have now objected to a controversial planning application from the Carbis Bay Hotel to retain buildings constructed without permission.

The hotel started work on the three buildings of meeting rooms after being selected by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to host the G7 summit in June.

There were protests on the beach and Cornwall Council advised the hotel to stop work after a deluge of complaints from people unhappy that the work was started without planning permission.

The hotel had claimed that the meeting rooms were required to host world leaders and delegates attending the G7 summit.

The government said that it had not been involved in the planning application made by the Carbis Bay Hotel and had not provided funding for any development needed for the G7.

A previous planning application for the site had been refused in 2018 and objectors called on the council to issue a stop notice on the works.

However the hotel owners then submitted a planning application for the 'retention and completion' of the works and the council said that it would allow that to go through the proper process before deciding if action needed to be taken.

The application was submitted in March and is still listed on the council’s website as “awaiting decision”. The next meeting of the West Sub-Area Planning Committee on Monday (July26) does not have the application listed on the agenda.

However, while the status of the application is unknown, objectors have continued to make comments on the council’s planning portal.

There are now 383 objections on the website with no comments of support.

The most recent is from Mr D Harding who said that while he did not have any objection to the buildings themselves he did object to them being built without permission.

He said: “I do however object to the fact that they were built with no planning permission which sets a very dangerous precedent in Carbis Bay in particular and as such I think that the council have an excellent opportunity to set an example in this case.

“I think that the council will do enormous damage to public trust and goodwill if they decide to approve this application and that the buildings should be removed and the land restored."

Tracey Walker commented: “The destruction of this area has caused irreparable damage and the only solution moving forward is to reject the application and force the owners to remove the buildings and associated works and do everything in their power to return the site to as close to the original habitat as is possible.”

Sarah White said: “If this application goes through despite all the objections it will make a laughing stock of the planning department and will set a precedent for uncontrolled building and people basically doing as they please.”

The design and access statement issued with the planning application states: “The hotel is currently engaged in a major expansion of its water front offering, including a recently completed multi-use venue building, which is part funded by the Coastal Communities Fund, and also recently completed eight no luxury beach front lodges.

“This investment combined with the hotel’s reputation and unrivalled location have attracted international renown to an extent that the hotel has been successful in hosting the upcoming G7 Conference.”

It goes on to add: "The new conference rooms will provide an ongoing legacy for the hotel and local economy following the Summit, creating an additional 12 full time equivalent jobs and providing additional hotel space that is in great demand.

"These spaces will also be used to provide staff training within the hotel and wider tourism industry; a further aspect of a standalone entity within the wider estate."