Hotel and guest house owners have reacted with “outrage” at the news that a Premier Inn could be built in Falmouth within a year.

It is proposed to build a 60-bedroom hotel on the privately-owned Cambeltown Way car park, near to the National Maritime Museum.

On the architects Pearn and Proctor's website it states that the development by New Cornwall Developments Ltd would include a reception cafe and bar facilities on the ground floor, with a “small amount” of associated car parking.

However, Rosemary Hobbs, secretary of the Falmouth and District Hotels Associations, which represents around 100 businesses in the town, has vowed to fight the application all the way, saying her members had “bombarded” her with letters and emails since word of the plan got out.

There were fears over the impact on the trade of local businesses, as well as the amount of extra traffic it would create on roads and car parks.

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