Penmere Manor Hotel in Falmouth submits new plan for access road off Queen Anne Gardens
Just weeks after being refused permission to create a new access road to its site, the Penmere Manor Hotel in Falmouth has submitted a new application.
This one seeks to address the sole reason for refusal - a loss of trees at the boundary and says none will now be removed.
The hotel wants to lift a condition to enable a new access road and footpath to be built off Queen Anne Gardens to access homes to be built in the hotel grounds.
But at the end of January Cornwall Council refused the application saying it would result in the loss of important trees from the boundary.
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The hotel was granted permission for five residential properties on the condition that no access be created from the cul-de-sac.
Although residents has raised concerns regarding increased traffic and parking, it was only the trees that listed as a reason for refusal.
Planners said the trees had "a significant level of public visual amenity and make a positive contribution to the local landscape"
The plans included the removal of one of the large Beech trees and the work, the council said, would cause further harm to the remaining trees, but the new scheme has been revised so no trees will be removed.
In a design statement, architects Laurence Associates said: "The design will ensure that original concerns of the tree officer are fully addressed and takes on board his comments.
"The detailed plans show clearly how this can be achieved and therefore fully address and overcome the concerns expresses in the single reason for refusal.
"Other issues raised by objectors to the scheme such as traffic safety; parking and impact on neighbour's amenity are not included."
However, two parking spaces will be provided per property to reduce any potential parking outside the site and the internal access drive proposed on the earlier approval is to be amended to stop any through traffic from Queens Anne Gardens.
The application can be viewed at www.cornwall.gov.uk/planning reference PA13/01194.