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Plans to demolish prominent hotel

By Warren Wilkins 5th July 2017

Plans to demolish prominent hotel
The scheme proposed for the Edgcumbe Hotel site.

PLANS are proposed to demolish a former Newquay hotel and build a block of flats.
A pre-planning application has been submitted to knock down the Edgcumbe Hotel on Narrowcliff and construct 61 apartments.

The proposed five storey building would incorporate a mix of one, two and three bedroom units, basement level parking and extensive landscaping. The block of flats would replace the hotel, which has recently been sold and has been vacant since 2015.

A public consultation exhibition was held at the Hotel Bristol on Thursday to showcase the plans, which was attended by David Simons from Metropolis Planning Consultants, who are the agents for the applicant, and architect Tom Slater from 21st Architecture Ltd, which designed the scheme. They were on hand to present the proposals to people and answer any questions.
Mr Slater said: “The scheme involves the demolition of the existing building and a comprehensive redevelopment.

“We are engaged in pre planning application discussions and the plans have been through a Design Review Panel.

“The exhibition is part of the consultation process in advance of submitting a planning application to Cornwall Council. The scheme is to build approximately 60 units but we are still fine tuning that.

“The new building will feature neolithic artic white tile cladding as a key feature in then building, large windows to take advantage of the natural light and mesh screens to and from adjacent rooms. One of the key aspects is privacy.

“What the plans also show is a private car park on the basement level. Each apartment would have dedicated parking.”

Mr Simons added: “The Edgcumbe Hotel on Narrowcliff has been vacant since 2015. Our proposal will bring this prime site back to life by redeveloping the existing building to provide much needed homes to the local economy.

“This development will create 61 new homes over the ground floor to the fifth floor including a basement car park and landscaping.

Couple Tom and Maureen Paul who live near the site attended the public consultation.
Tom said: “There is a need for housing but this is just mass density housing.

“I like the idea that the building will be dictated by surrounding buildings and I like the extra landscaping.”

Maureen added: “From the picture the building looks to be in keeping with what is already there. As long as the building is not too high so we are dwarfed by it.”

By Warren Wilkins 5th July 2017

Graham Smith 6th November 2017 22:20
So flats that will then be listed on air b n b as holiday flats so still just tourist accommodation really.
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