An appeal against the refusal of planning permission for an 80-bedroom hotel and 63 holiday villas between St Ives and Halsetown is to be heard in April.

Penbeagle plan
An artist’s impression of how the site would look from the planning application

The site in question comprises land to the south west of Joannies Avenue. The scheme has been put forward by Walker Developments and has been strongly opposed by many local residents and those involved with the care of Penbeagle Nature Reserve.

“Such a large, unnecessary development, right alongside Penbeagle Nature Reserve, will certainly affect the peace and quiet of this valuable public resource and wildlife oasis,” said the Save Penbeagle Green Fields pressure group in a social media post.

“The noise and light pollution will impact wildlife in the nature reserve, and increased visitors from the development, including their pets, will certainly impact the nature reserve with litter, risk of fires, and general disturbance.”

Comments regarding the appeal need to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate by Monday, 27th February. Click here to make a representation.

Find out more about the campaign against the plan on the Save Penbeagle Green Fields Facebook page.