A planning appeal launched over Cornwall Council’s decision to take enforcement action against the G7 hotel that built meeting rooms without permission is now live for comments.

The Carbis Bay Hotel started work on the three meeting rooms ahead of hosting the G7 summit with world leaders in June.

However the hotel cleared the site for the development and started building work without having secured planning permission.

After a number of complaints and protests the hotel submitted a retrospective planning application, which Cornwall Council said it would allow to go through the normal process before deciding whether to take action against the development. More than 400 objections were lodged against the application.

When the hotel decided to withdraw the application in September the council announced that it would serve an enforcement notice calling for the buildings to be removed and for the site to be returned to its original state.

The newly constructed buildings at the Carbis Bay Hotel built without planning permission

The newly constructed buildings at the Carbis Bay Hotel built without planning permission

The hotel had the right to appeal against the enforcement notice and has done so, with the appeal starting last week.

The planning inspectorate has now published details on its website, which invites people to make representations to the appeal.

Any statements have to be received by January 4, with the appellant given until January 25 to make their final comments.

No indication has been given as to whether the appeal will be subject to a public hearing or for a date when a decision might be made.

The hotel said that the meeting rooms were needed to host the G7 summit, although the Cabinet Office said that there had been sufficient facilities in place when the hotel was selected for the event and it had not requested additional space.

Several protests were held on the beach in front of the hotel with campaigners angry that trees, shrubs and wildlife habitats had been cleared for the development.

To view the appeal go to the planning inspectorate website https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/

The appeal reference for the Carbis Bay Hotel appeal is APP/D0840/C/21/3284828 – enter the last seven digits in the case search to make a representation.