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16/11/2015

Appeal: Housing development not a risk to St Ives tourism

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Permission for eight mixed-type dwellings on a former hotel site in St Ives has been granted after an inspector ruled that the development would not significantly harm the town’s tourism economy.

The appellant, Gonwin Developments, sought to demolish the existing Hotel St Eia and erect what Cornwall Council conceded to be “much-needed housing in the locality”.

However, inspector Martin Andrews noted the council’s view that the benefit of residential development was outweighed by the benefit of a hotel in a location where tourist development would be encouraged by both the Pe.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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