Cornwall Council has called on the hotel which is set to host the G7 summit to halt “unauthorised” works.
[What chance for what Whitehall probably regards as a ” National Strategic Infrastructure”, and how are they going to get President Biden’s “The Beast” around those winding lanes? – Owl]
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The Carbis Bay Hotel has started work on building three pods which will provide nine meeting rooms.
However it started work before submitting a planning application to Cornwall Council, which led to a number of protests from people unhappy about the works which have seen some trees removed.
Cornwall Council said that its enforcement officers were investigating the works and has now called on the hotel to stop the works.
The council said in a statement: “Cornwall Council have investigated these works and determined that planning permission is needed.
“We can confirm that a planning application has been registered and publicised on our web site. Members of the public are invited to make comments in respect of the proposed development which comprises ground works and the stationing of three single storey buildings to be used as meeting rooms.
“When buildings works are being carried out that need planning permission, we advise owners that they may have to remove the buildings if they do not gain permission.
“Planning legislation does not give us powers to stop works whilst we determine the application, but we urge owners to do so.”
It added: “The council is seeking urgent discussions with the owners of the hotel and continues to investigate tree loss. The council will be discussing with the owner mitigation for the impact that the works have already had upon the environment.”
Concerns have been raised by local residents over ongoing development at the Carbis Bay Hotel complex, after a number of trees were felled.
Tim Dwelly, Cabinet member for economy and planning, said: “As a council, we say to any landowner that they should cease unauthorised works and only go ahead if/when the works have planning permission.
“We always urge landowners to respect this request. I had expected Carbis Bay Hotel to do exactly this, in response to the enforcement case triggered by complaints about tree felling and laying of concrete foundations without planning permission.”
Pictured on Saturday, March 13, the controversial ongoing development work at the Carbis Bay Hote ahead of the G7 Summit in June,l which has seen an area of trees cleared.
He added: ““I hope the hotel now takes note. Local people should have their comments considered through the transparent planning process, one which weighs up the pros and cons of development at this site in an objective, considered manner.
“This will be much harder should any further unauthorised and permanent works continue.”