Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Eagle House Hotel

Cornwall Council has received a planning application to allow the change of use of the Eagle House Hotel to a private residential dwelling.

The Eagle House Hotel is a much loved institution in the town, both as a hotel which serves the business and visitor industry and as a venue for functions ranging from weddings to awards events to birthday parties. Many people have been in touch with me to express their concern that it might be lost to the town as a hotel. This is particularly the case for those who have booked to hold functions there in the months and indeed years ahead. I am sure that they would get any deposits back if the hotel was no longer available, but that is little comfort if they have to find another venue at short notice.

As the Cornwall councillor for the area, I have the power to request that the decision on this planning application is taken by a committee of councillors rather than being delegated to officers. Based on the arguments that have been put to me, I think that is the right course of action as it gives further opportunities for the public and local community to express their opinions one way or the other.

I would urge anyone who has a view on this issue to make them known through the formal planning channels. You can complete the form on the council website or send them in by email or by post. It goes without saying that commenting on a facebook page or emailing the Eagle House does not count as a formal submission.


Peter Casey said...

Can you point me in the direction please f the 'valid' planning objections that I can make which can be considered by the planning authority?

Thanks.....Peter Casey

William Townsend said...

The Eagle house was I believe built as a hotel wasn't it and is listed so surely turning it into a residential property is wrong at many levels