What do you think of the new-look Travelodge idea? To remind you, Travelodge wishes to build a 71-bed budget hotel, including bar and cafe, with associated car park and access works.
Plans for the proposed Bude Travelodge on the site of the old coach and bus depot, in a conservation area, have been amended, with a fair few new documents added this month, but so far only one person seems to have noticed or at least to have commented, saying:
The recent change in design for the new hotel, is even worse than the previous design. The way the hotel will be viewed from Lansdown road is a huge concrete box design, with no character and a flat roof. The new design is poor, characterless and too modern for the area, as its surrounded by small buildings with slate roofs, but the new design is just a concrete box, and can be seen from the coast path, cliffs and it will tower above the other buildings.
The photos are taken from their Heritage and Visual Impact Assessment.
The assessment says:
Whilst the proposed design would deliver a prominent building of substantial scale relative to the built environment around it, and thus result in substantial visual change, the aesthetic impact of this on the current site, as an empty plot, would be positive.
Let us know your thoughts, whatever they may be – and more importantly, Cornwall Council.