View the latest proposals for retention of the Farmhouse, refurbished and redeveloped boutique hotel and new residences. See the site wide enhancements that are proposed as part of the scheme including road stabilisation, ecology and landscape enhancements, Building with Nature collaboration, 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 14-bedroom boutique 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 are 25 (primarily 2 bed and some 3 bed) residential apartments, 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’ (13 beds and restaurant) which 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 developer has 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 also provide a service, to potential purchasers, to rent out their apartments to the holiday market to compliment the hotel operation and ensure it is as easy as possible to do so. This will allow the occupancy of the apartments to be maintained as much as possible throughout the year.
The potential purchasers of the 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.
Road Stabilisation & Ground Conditions
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. Please refer to Hydroc Dwg. No. G002A that shows an initial preliminary design for road stabilisation. Detailed proposals are to be submitted for consultation that take account of future and existing coastal erosion and traffic requirements.
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 Hydroc Dwg. No. 1011-S2-P1 that showing a Conceptual Ground Model’
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 that run across the headland above Rocky Lane from Pendower Court to Pendower Beach House Hotel as well as those on the site of Pendower Beach House Hotel. These include all those in the photo attached. Refer to the attached Western Power Dwg. No. 3319053 that shows the existing overhead powerlines to be dismantled in ‘blue’, proposed new buried power cables in ‘red’ and the upgraded overhead power cables in ‘green’.
Ecological, hydrological, landscape and energy enhancements
The proposals include various ecological, hydrological, landscape and energy enhancements including
- New native planting and wet woodland areas.
- Mitigation of historic area of landfill within the northern valley part of the site.
- 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 and canopy woodland 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.
Building with Nature
The land owner/developer has registered and signed up to the ‘Building with Nature’ scheme, that is being promoted by Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Cornwall Council, to commit to delivering high quality green infrastructure as part of the proposals.
It is the aim that the proposed scheme will become the first in Cornwall to achieve ‘Building with Nature’ accreditation through the incorporation of wildlife-friendly design and high-quality green infrastructure.
There is a growing emphasis on the need for quality place-making and Building with Nature scheme wants to ensure that developments will also deliver for the natural world and healthy communities, allowing people to live closer to nature.
Building with Nature therefore provide a framework of quality standards, an assessment and accreditation service, and national awards recognising the design and delivery of high quality green infrastructure.’
For more information please refer to attached drawing with some of the proposed site enhancements, Building with Nature User Guide, Benefits and Rationale and the Building with nature website