DECISION ON TREGARTHEN'S DEVELOPMENT NEXT WEEK
Proposals for an major redevelopment of Tregarthen’s Hotel on St Mary's will be decided by the Council of the Isles of Scilly's planning committee next week.
The application, which was revised and resubmitted after a 2015 version was withdrawn following objections from Historic England, includes a new entrance lobby and creation of eight holiday lets.
New owner Nigel Wolstenholme wishes to demolish three lower ground floor bedrooms and replace them with six holiday lets, as well as change the use of the staff accommodation block to provide another two.
The proposed work, to take place over five years, includes partially demolishing the flat roofed hotel lobby area and replacing it with a new entrance, and forming outdoor dining terraces on the former hotel garden.
It also aims to install a pitched roof with stone clad chimney to replace the staff block's flat roof, a pitched roof on top of the flat roof over the dining room and a green roof over the flat roof to the hotel lounge.
The consultation period has seen 13 representations from members of the public, most concerned about the loss of staff accommodation with no replacement specified.
Council planners have recommended that the application be approved subject to conditions. Councillors will decide whether to give it the go-ahead at a meeting on July 19.