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Carbis Bay hotel appeals against Cornwall Council enforcement notice

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A Cornish hotel is appealing an execution notice asking it to remove buildings built without a building permit.

Carbis Bay Hotel, near St Ives, hosted the G7 world summit for world leaders during the summer and built several meeting rooms, which he said were needed for the event.

But the work began without a building permit, and the hotel only submitted an application after activists called for all work to be stopped.

Campaigners called on Cornwall council to take enforcement action to stop the work, but after the planning request was submitted, council said it would be best if they followed the proper process.

But last month, the hotel withdrew its scheduling request, leading to COrnwall’s board has announced that it will issue an execution notice.

This meant that the hotel had to remove the buildings and restore the site to its original state within six months.

151021 Carbis Bay hotel structures Credit: LDRS

But the hotel was able to appeal against the notice before it went into effect on Monday, October 18.

When asked what he would do about the enforcement action, the Carbis Bay Hotel said in a statement: “We have no comments at this time.”

“Will now be examined by the Urban Planning Inspectorate”

But Cornwall council has since confirmed that the hotel has decided to appeal the opinion. The appeal will be examined by the town planning inspectorate.

In a statement, the council said: “The notice of execution for unauthorized work at the Carbis Bay Hotel was scheduled to come into effect on October 18, 2021.

“This notice requires that unauthorized developments be removed and that the land be restored to its former levels, slopes and condition within six calendar months of that date.

“However, the applicant has appealed against the notice of execution, and the matter will now be formally examined by the Planning Inspectorate appointed by the Secretary of State.”

While the hotel had claimed meeting rooms were needed for the G7 summit, the Cabinet Office said at the time that it did not need any additional facilities.

The hotel had previously been denied a building permit to build several new lodges on the site where the meeting rooms are now located.

The town planning file initially submitted after the start of the work contained elements identical to the previous plans of the lodges, which had been refused.

Credit: Richard Whitehouse, Local Democracy Information Service


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