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Public consultation date announced for Pendower Beach Hotel Regeneration

May 15, 2023 | News

PBHH Ltd, owners of the former Pendower Beach House Hotel on the Roseland Peninsula, known as the ‘pink hotel’, has announced that it will be holding a public consultation event on 05 June to outline its revised plans for the regeneration of the disused and largely derelict former hotel.

To be held in the courtyard next to Shallikabooky Beach Hut Café at Pendower Beach (TR2 5LW), the event on 05 June will run from 2pm-7pm. Local residents, members of the public, and stakeholders are being given the opportunity to view, ask questions about and comment on the proposed plans, which are designed to breathe life back into what has become a sadly neglected site.

The aim of the consultation is to gain feedback on the new plans, which are much changed from those outlined in 2019/20. Removing all previously proposed residential apartments, the latest plans are 25% smaller in scale, and reflect feedback from the Parish Councils of Philleigh, Gerrans and Veryan, and the Friends of Pendower Beach organisation.

Designed to protect the sensitive local environment and to provide year-round economic benefit to the local economy, the plans for a destination aparthotel consist of a reduced, 2-storey scheme encompassing 23 two and three bed family self-catering holiday-let suites, a public restaurant with 40 internal and 32 external covers, and a café and shop for use by self-catering visitors and beachgoers during the day and evening.

Commenting on plans, Johnny Goldsmith, local businessman and founder of PBHH Ltd, commented:

“The public consultation will provide an opportunity to view the outline plans for the aparthotel, restaurant, shop and cafe. This will include access to physical models, CGIs, presentation boards, and site tours. Penryn-based Koha Architects as well as experts in planning, ecology, landscape architecture, transport, civil engineering, and geotechnical design will be on hand to answer questions.

“Having listened carefully to all previous feedback, we believe that the new, reduced and significantly revised plans strike a good balance between protecting the local environment and providing an economically viable business that will bring both benefit to local communities, and enhanced amenities for users of Pendower Beach.

“Combined with necessary £1m stabilisation work to protect road access to Pendower Beach and its slipway – future proofing Rocky Lane against coastal erosion for future generations – we hope that the new plans, which include extensive work to protect and enrich the natural environment through our environmental custodianship commitment, will be well received.”

Among the details that will be shared with those attending the public consultation event will be information on:

  • The limited regeneration planned for the site
  • Design features of the aparthotel, restaurant, café and shop
  • Plans for a new bat hibernaculum
  • Removal of invasive species that threaten the natural environment
  • Details on new native planting and retention of all significant trees
  • Use of renewable energy
  • Burying of overhead power cables
  • Cliff stabilisation to safeguard access to the beach and slipway via Rocky Lane
  • Safe removal of historic potential pollutants from site
  • Sympathetic changes to the historic farmhouse
  • Sustainable drainage solutions
  • Planned information boards for the completed site addressing both the local environment and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
  • Sensitive use of local building materials
  • Enhanced amenities for users of Pendower Beach
  • Eco-design on site, including green roofs
  • Benefit of the aparthotel model to the local economy, local business and services
  • Pendower Beach Hotel Regeneration’s environmental custodianship commitment

There will be an opportunity for visitors to the public consultation to share their views on the Pendower Beach Hotel Regeneration plans via a feedback form. For those who are unable to attend the event, information about the revised plans and an online feedback form will be available from 05 June on: