For months, if not years, many of you have been asking me what’s happening about the Pink Hotel site. This is to tell you about an important meeting coming up at 7.15pm on Monday 29th January in Gerrans Memorial Hall.
You’ll finally get the chance to meet the developers and their architect, ask them about their initial plans and tell them what you think.
Here are the proposals currently under discussion, as posted on Cornwall Council’s Planning Portal:
PPA for Pendower Beach Regeneration- Demolition of all existing buildings. Removal of some existing trees and addition of new trees and vegetation. New development comprising 1No. beach café/restaurant, 1No. shop/retail unit, 8No. semi-detached dwellings, 12No. apartment dwellings, Site management accommodation, and Enhanced informal public woodland/nature open space. - Pendower Beach House Hotel Rocky Lane Ruan High Lanes Truro Cornwall TR2 5LW
Ref. No: PA17/01864/PREAPP | Received date: Fri 30 Jun 2017 | Status: Pending Consideration | Case Type: Planning Application
As the scheme appears to require Change of Use permission, you may also find the following extract from the Cornwall Local Plan of interest:
Cornwall Local Plan 2010- 2030 Strategic Policy 5, Loss of Business Space.
2. Proposals that would result in the loss of Business space must:
i. Demonstrate there is no market demand through active and continued marketing for at least a period of 9 months; or
ii. result in the provision of better quality employment space allowing for mixed use; or
iii. be necessary to meet a clear need for community facilities; or
iv. be unsuitable to continue as business use due to environmental considerations
The developers have already met members of Philleigh, Veryan and Gerrans Parish Councils on an informal basis. Cornwall Council’s new Pre-Application Community Engagement initiative (PACE) means that they must discuss their plans with the public before submitting an application or pre-app. So this meeting will be an important step in shaping the development which is finally built on the beach.
If you want to hear the developers’ proposals at first hand, ask them questions and express your views, this is your moment. It is also a time when all of us who care what happens to the Pink Hotel most need your support. We need to be able to demonstrate the strength of public feeling in order to ensure we end up with the best possible outcome.
So please come.
With all good wishes