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What a new apartment block in Newquay could look like

What a new apartment block in Newquay could look like

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 7:43am 13th May 2020.

Written by Richard Whitehouse, Local Democracy Reporter

Plans to demolish a seafront hotel in Newquay and replace it with a block of apartments have been approved.

The plans to redevelop the Cliffdene Hotel on Narrowcliff were first submitted to Cornwall Council in 2018 but have only just been granted planning permission after major alterations were made to the design.

Under the proposals 39 apartments will be built on the site of the former hotel along with the neighbouring site of the former Bella Vista/Safi Hotel which has already been demolished.

The Cliffdene Hotel closed down in 2018 and has remained empty ever since.

The new five-storey building will overlook Tolcarne Beach and has been altered from the original proposals.

Developers have worked with the Cornwall Design Review Panel in order to get approval for the plans.

The height of the building has been reduced to make it lower than the neighbouring Hotel Bristol.

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How the new apartment block could look when complete on the site of the former Cliffdene Hotel in Narrowcliff

Materials for the construction have also been changed going from a stone and cedar plan to using white render, brick and zinc.

The changes were made after the design review panel said that the original proposals did not fit in with the character of the area.

Apartments in the new development will range from one to three bedrooms and all have balconies. Parking is provided for each apartment.

A design and access statement submitted with the plans states: “The  development will bring back into use a previously developed site but now vacant and seen as an eyesore within an area of Newquay popular with tourists and residents.”

It adds: “The proposal will create a high quality residential development aimed to meet the needs of people wishing to live within the urban area of Newquay

"The siting of the apartment building has taken into account of the positioning and aspect of neighbouring properties. The design is in keeping with the character and appearance of the area and reflects recent new builds and approved consents in terms of scale, layout, materials and design.”

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The former Cliffdene Hotel which is set to be demolished and replaced with apartments

There had been five public comments submitted regarding the plans with four in favour and one against.

Howard Young commented: “We are keen for the site to be developed as it is one of many locations on the Narrowcliff that need to see building  commenced.

“We would like to see these plans approved. My previous criticism of the height of the building compared to ours has been addressed and the overall design has been significantly improved too. Its design is way ahead of Astor Court. My dog could have designed a better building than that awful red eyesore.

“It is clear the architects have listened carefully to the Council’s comments and I now hope that those in a position to authorise this application will now grant planning permission.”

Cornwall Council granted approval to the plans last week.

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