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View the submitted proposals for retention of the Farmhouse, refurbished and redeveloped apart-hotel. See the site wide enhancements that are proposed as part of the scheme including road stabilisation, ecology and landscape enhancements, Building with Nature principle adopted, burying overhead power cables, replacing fossil fuel energy supply with ground source heat pump technology, removing/mitigating existing contaminants from septic tanks and land fill.

Proposed Use and Designs

The plans include a new 23 suite apart-hotel with a restaurant at ground level which during the day would operate as a café to serve general visitors, beach-goers and walkers from the South West Coast Path. Also proposed is a shop, staff accommodation, landscaping, environmental and public amenity improvements.

The aim is to bring new life and considerable physical and environmental improvements to the site of the former ‘pink hotel’ (15 bed hotel, restaurant, owner’s dwelling and staff accommodation with 28 bedrooms in total) which, with the exception of the small shop ‘Shalikabooky’, has sat derelict for more than a decade.

The new hotel is to be of high quality and to modern standards. All the rooms will be spacious with fantastic sea views. The heart of the hotel will be the sympathetic refurbishment of the existing farmhouse that dates back to sixteenth century. The local site owner and the developer have brought their considerable hotel expertise to the proposals.

The proposed use includes the provision of a management company that will be responsible for the maintenance in perpetuity of all of the external areas to preserve their natural and open feel that make the proposals fit into it’s sensitive setting.

The management company will run the hotel by servicing and renting out the holiday apartments to the holiday market. This will allow the occupancy of the apartments to be as full as possible throughout the year.

The potential purchasers of the holiday apartments will only own the apartment itself but this will not include any of the outdoor space which will be maintained and controlled by the management company.

Proposed Design

Date: 07/03/2024

The link connects to a pdf presentation of the boards to be shown to the public on the 18th March 2024. The presentation summarises the submission and the benefits of the revised proposals in terms of the site regeneration and makes comparisons with the 2020 Planning Application demonstrating the significant reduction in development volume and most noticeably the development footprint whilst retaining the 100% Hotel Use on site. Following a screening and scoping review, these proposals are deemed to be major development and therefore a new Environmental Impact Assessment has been produced. The 100% Holiday use on the site removes policy conflicts that were in place in the previous proposals.

Community Presentation Boards

Road Stabilisation & Ground Conditions

Road stabilisation
The proposals for the site are to include a detail design for the road stabilisation. Rocky Lane is an adopted road and owned by Cornwall Council who have confirmed that any re-development proposals as part of a planning application for the Pendower Beach House Hotel site should include the detailed design and cost for this road stabilisation works. A revised preliminary design has been prepared by Hydrock that takes account of recent consultations with the Parishes and local community. Detailed proposals have been submitted for consultation that take account of future and existing coastal erosion and traffic requirements.

Ground Conditions
Recent ground testing has been undertaken via borehole samples taken throughout the site. This has provided a picture of the existing ground make up. The previously developed land that includes a plateau at the base of the hill has been found to be made up ground. Contamination from land fill and existing septic tanks has also been investigated. Refer to attached Hydrock Dwg. No. 1011-S2-P1 that showing a Conceptual Ground Model and Hydrock Dwg. No. C10296-G002A showing a Conceptual Ground Model and Proposed Outline Remedial Measures’

Conceptual Site ModelPreliminary Road Stabilisation

Site Enhancements

Removal of Power Overhead Lines
The proposals for the site include upgrading the existing power supply. This will entail installing buried power cables to replace existing overhead powerlines on the site of Pendower Beach House Hotel.

Ecological, hydrological, landscape and energy enhancements
The proposals include various ecological, hydrological, landscape and energy enhancements including

  • New native planting and wet woodland areas.
  • Removal of existing septic tanks and replacement with a high quality sewage treatment plant.
  • Leaving the hillside to develop through natural succession into a native scrub habitat.
  • Removal of liquid fuel system and replacement with new ground source heat pump system for site wide heating hot water and cooling.
  • Upgrade of power supply (3 phase) for low carbon heat pump technology and electric vehicle charging.

Biodiversity Net Gain
In summary, the proposed development can deliver a net gain on-site of 17% (exceeding the 10% uplift in biodiversity as required by Cornwall Council), with the mitigation and enhancement measures proposed.

A 30-year management and monitoring plan will be produced and followed, demonstrating how the BNG is progressing towards achieving its objectives for habitat creation and condition.

Powerline OverlayEco Summary

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