PLANS for a hotel in Falmouth to be converted into a home have been approved after the owner was unable to sell it as a hotel. 

The Broadmead Hotel on Kimberly Park Road in Falmouth will be converted into a dwelling and sold onto the housing market after no offers were made to purchase it as a hotel.

The application, which was submitted by the owner, Mrs M Erlam, states that, having been listed for a significant amount of time and with no buyers coming forward, the plans will allow the property to be sold onto the housing market, where there is a significant need. 

In the planning policy assessment provided, the application states: "The application seeks permission for a change of use of this building from a hotel to a dwelling. The only form of operational development that is going to be undertaken on the property, is two new rear doors are to be provided.


"It is evident from the submitted plans that the scale of the operational development proposed is relatively diminutive. It is therefore considered that the development will have a less than substantial harm to the historic assets and historic characteristics of the area."

Commenting on the application, a spokesperson for Falmouth and Penryn Conservation Committee said: "The Committee regret the loss of trading holiday accommodation.

"This brings about a change in the dynamic of the area, and this has mainly been caused by the transition of so many properties to Air BnB's which should be a planning concern."

In its approval of the planning application, Cornwall Council attached the condition the development shall be begun no later than three years from the date of approval and done so in accordance with the plans listed.