REVISED plans for a new hotel near Events Square in Falmouth have been met with a barrage of opposition from residents and one hotelier.
Planning permission for a 74-room Premier Inn by New Cornwall Developments were refused in August.
Now the developer has submitted the plans with for a 68-room hotel at Discovery Quay car park, Campbeltown Way, Port Pendennis, with associated restaurant and parking facilities.
Cornwall Council’s planning website has been inundated with almost 50 objections since the application was lodged last month.
Pat Twynham objected to the plans on Tuesday, saying: “Falmouth does not need a hotel in on this site. Surely it would be more suited on the outskirts of town.
“We always have trouble parking in that car park so if you reduce the number of spaces there it will be horrendous trying to park.”
Hilary Bennetts registered her objections on Tuesday, writing: “I cannot believe that this ridiculous application is going through again.
“As far as I can see nothing much has changed.
“This is the wrong building in the wrong place. It will be very detrimental to the occupiers of Fisher Court and other residents of the area.”
Susan Wallis described the application as “stupidly insane,” adding “this makes my blood boil. For goodness sake, look around Falmouth, who can park their car?”
Rosemary Hobbs said the plans have “come back to haunt” the local community.
“The building has been reduced slightly but is still five stories high and the bulk and mass will be over-bearing to Fisher Court,” she said.
Christopher Roberts, the operator of the Falmouth Hotel, said the town’s hotels were not ready for the competition.
“The arrival of a new hotel will have a very serious and detrimental impact on the ability of other hotels to continue to survive through the winter months,” he said.
“What possible reason is there for another hotel to sit with empty rooms during the long winter?”
The developer has also asked to remove an obligation to provide 21 car parking spaces for use by the general public contained within a section 106 agreement.
The planning application reference is PA13/09610.