Derelict motel on Helston road is sold to a mystery buyer
There is hope that a derelict motel will be cleaned up after the site near Ashton was sold to a mystery buyer.
Cornwall councillor for Breage, John Keeling, said he had been fighting to get something done about the eyesore on the A394 between Ashton and Praa Sands for more than two years.
The former Cornwall Motel, which has been nicknamed the "Heartbreak Motel" by Mr Keeling, has become a target for fly-tippers, vandals and there have been several fires at the site.
But now the site has been sold and Mr Keeling said he hoped that there would soon be an improvement.
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He said: "The motel is under new ownership and hopes are high that this blot on the landscape will be put right.
"I am trying to get hold of whoever has bought it."
Planning permission was granted in October 2010 for 18 self-catering holiday units at the complex in a mix of semi-detached and terraced two-storey properties to be built once the existing building was knocked down.
However, since then nothing has been done.
The previous owners – a London company – had failed to clear up the messy site, which is near an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
A spokeswoman for Cornwall Council said it was understood that the site had been sold but the purchaser had not yet been revealed.