Cornwall Council has investigated building works being carried out on land above Carbis Bay Hotel and determined that planning permission is needed.
We can confirm that a planning application (PA21/02527) has been registered and publicised on our web site. Members of the public are invited to make comments on the online planning register in respect of the proposed development which comprises ground works and the stationing of three single storey buildings to be used as meeting rooms.
When buildings works are being carried out that need planning permission, we advise owners that they may have to remove the buildings if they do not gain permission.
Planning legislation does not give us powers to stop works whilst we determine the application, but we urge owners to do so.
Cornwall Council’s Cabinet member for Planning and Economy, Councillor Tim Dwelly, said: "As a Council, we say to any landowner that they should cease unauthorised works and only go ahead if/when the works have planning permission. We always urge landowners to respect this request. I had expected Carbis Bay Hotel to do exactly this, in response to the enforcement case triggered by complaints about tree felling and laying of concrete foundations without planning permission.
Cllr Dwelly urges co-operation between the Council and owners of the Hotel. He says: “I hope the Hotel now takes note. Local people should have their comments considered through the transparent planning process, one which weighs up the pros and cons of development at this site in an objective, considered manner. This will be much harder should any further unauthorised and permanent works continue.”
The Council is seeking urgent discussions with the owners of the hotel and continues to investigate tree loss. The Council will be discussing with the owner mitigation for the impact that the works have already had upon the environment.