Full Planning Permission and Conservation Area Consent for the demolition of existing buildings and the development of a 70-bed budget hotel, including bar and cafe, with associated car park and access works, was applied for by ERC Development Ltd but Cornwall Council has turned the plan down. The site, on Lansdown Road in Bude is that of the former bus and coach depot. 72 comments had been received. The planning application number is PA19/01978
Here are the stated reasons for the rejection:
The proposed development, by reason of its prominent corner plot position, scale, roof design, and the height, massing, and appearance of the Lansdown Road elevation results in a contrived, discordant and overbearing form of development out of character with the intrinsic scale, rhythm and more pedestrian scale of properties along Lansdown Road.
The design fails to promote local distinctiveness and fails to conserve or enhance the special character of the Bude Conservation Area.
As such, it is contrary to Policies 15 and 23 of the Bude-Stratton Neighbourhood Development Plan 2016 – 2030 February 2016, Policies 2, 12 and 24 of the Cornwall Local Plan Strategic Policies 2010-2030 (Adopted 22nd November 2016) and paras, 127, 192 and 200 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2019.
In the absence of a mechanism to secure the provision of an off-site financial contribution towards the Bude Transport Strategy to mitigate highway impacts, the proposal is considered to be contrary to guidance contained within Policies 27 and 28 of the Cornwall Local Plan Strategic Policies 2010 – 2030 (November 2016) and paragraph, 54 of the National Planning Policy Framework 2019.