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Plans to increase size of apartment hotel approved

Plans to increase size of apartment hotel approved

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 2:32pm 19th November 2019.

Written by Richard Whitehouse, Local Democracy Reporter

An application to increase the size of an apartment hotel which is part of a £25million luxury resort has been approved.

Planning permission for the Una holiday resort at Carbis Bay had originally been granted in 2018 including a 42 unit apartment hotel.

Cornwall Council’s west sub-area planning committee yesterday approved an application to increase the number of apartments to 55.

The revised plans were to reconfigure the internal layout of the apartment hotel and did not feature any changes to the size or scale of the building.

Planning officers had recommended the plans for approval saying that the changes would cause no visual harm to the character of the area.

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Artists impression of the planned units on the £25m Una resort at Carbis Bay

The application went before the committee at the request of St Ives Town Council which had objected to the plans because of concerns over an increase in traffic and parking.

However the report to the committee stated that an extra 10 car parking spaces would be created as part of the plans and that the applicants would provide a shuttle bus service for staff and guests to limit car use and traffic to the site.

Local Cornwall councillor Linda Taylor said that she “strongly” supported the application.

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Artists impression of the planned units on the £25m Una resort at Carbis Bay

She said: “I have been approached by many, and I mean many, residents who use the Una facility and applaud the quality, design and functionality of the existing site and this new proposal will complement the Una vision for a quality build, that is sustainable and has an economic benefit for St Ives and the wider area.

“Within the last 14 months Una has been highly recommended amongst its peers for the design and only last week the Una kitchen won gold at Cornwall’s tourism awards, a fantastic achievement for the whole team at Una.”

Cllr Taylor highlighted that the council’s highways officer had raised no objection to the plans.

The committee granted planning permission voting 10 to two in favour.

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