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Kingfisher Resorts have officially submitted their planning application to develop a £25M luxury resort near St Ives following a successful pre-application consultation via the PACE Forum initiative back in August.

Plans for the £25 million development include the construction of 96 holiday villas, an apart-hotel, and a variety of leisure facilities to compliment guests’ stays. 

The site was already granted planning permission for 123 holiday homes back in 2010, with the former owner only getting as far as building 29 of them. Kingfisher Resorts hopes to continue those plans by investing £25 million into the expansion development, having already started with a £200k refurbishment of the resort’s restaurant.

Regarding the proposal, the Cornwall Design Review Panel said: “We are broadly supportive of the bold and ambitious approach that this project espouses – it has the potential to provide a new benchmark for this type of development.”

Kingfisher Resorts’ Director, Damian Sargent, said: “Una St Ives enjoys a fantastic location and we want to realise its full potential in creating a world-class resort featuring iconic architecture that takes its inspiration from the Cornish landscape.”

“What we are proposing is only a very slight increase in the amount of development compared to the previously approved plans. We have significantly increased the amount of landscaping, including a wider green buffer between us and neighbouring properties, which is something that came out of our consultations with the community.”

If approved, the project is estimated to create around 200 jobs.

Source: Cornwall Live

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