Developers who applied to convert the Pink Hotel at Pendower into a hotel and apartments have withdrawn their planning application. The run-down Pink Hotel site has sat derelict for over 13 years.
Earlier in 2020, Koha Architects had submitted a planning application to turn it into a 14-bedroom boutique hotel, a new restaurant that during the day would operate as a café, 25 residential apartments along with, they stated, significant landscaping and public amenity improvements.
It was with the planning officer’s encouragement that the developers withdrew the application. In his consideration, he made clear he found the application to be a major development within an AONB (Area of Outstanding of Natural Beauty) and therefore not acceptable in accordance with NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework) policies.
The project had met the opposition of many locals and visitors, who claimed it to be obtrusive and unrelated to local needs, saying that it would lead to the site (in an AONB) being overdeveloped. In public comments received by Cornwall Council, 12 supported the project, 539 objected.
The Friends of Pendower, a local advisory group, welcomed the fact that a decision had been reached, bringing closure for the time being.
If you wish to read the documents, you can find them on the Planning Portal, reference PA20/03842.