Penmere Manor Hotel submit new application for access off Queen Mary Gardens
THE Penmere Manor Hotel in Falmouth has reapplied to lift a condition to enable a new access road and footpath to be built, just weeks after being refused.
It wants to create the road through Queen Anne Gardens in Falmouth to access homes which are 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.
The hotel was granted permission for five residential properties on the condition that no access be created from the cul-de-sac.
Although residents had raised concerns regarding increased traffic and parking, it was only the trees that were 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. Revision has been made to the plans 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 expressed 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 Queen Anne's Gardens.
The revised application can be viewed at www.cornwall.gov.uk/plan ning reference PA13/01194.
It is due to be considered by Falmouth Town Council's planning committee on Monday evening.