Bude’s Falcon Hotel has applied for Planning and Conservation Area consent for the erection of an extension to The Falcon Hotel to provide four holiday letting apartments, together with associated parking. The application number is PA23/07019

From the application documents submitted by Peter Wonnacott Planning, the site would be in the garden area to the hotel (current ‘Secret Garden’ area?), with vehicular access and hardstanding (at the higher level of the garden).

A heritage impact assessment says:

The main potential impact is believed to be on the Bude Conservation Area which identifies the Falcon Hotel as one of the key eye-catching views within the settlement. Any development would therefore need to be appropriate in design, scale and proportion whilst retaining the 19th century building as the key focal point.

Falcon Hotel from its Facebook page

There is also an arboreal report relating to trees at the site.

The Falcon suggests the holiday lets would be meeting the demands of the modern tourist, who would be able to access hotel facilities, while self-contained. The pre-app has suggested that a modern extension design would work better than trying to create the extension as “the pastiche of the existing hotel”.

It would be visible from The Wharf and the Falcon Bridge. Access would be from along a private road from Church Path.

Read more for yourself and comment in required on the Council’s website. You are welcome to comment here but this will not impact the Council’s decision-making.