New plans to build a 165-unit retirement village at a golf course and hotel resort have been given support by a parish council.
The proposals are for St Mellion Estate Hotel and Golf Resort and a planning application has been submitted to Cornwall Council.
Crown Golf Property, which owns the resort, wants to build the retirement village complete with a doctors’ surgery, pharmacy and Post Office.
The plans also include a family leisure complex with 25-metre swimming pool, children’s playground, glamping pods and a new golf driving range.
Under the plans the new developments would join the existing 80-bed hotel, health and fitness gym, two championship 18-hole golf courses, conference event space, wedding venue and 28 holiday cottages on site.
Earlier this year Crown Golf also gained planning permission to build 230 holiday lodges, a new wedding venue, kids club, farm shop and children’s adventure golf complex.
This week St Mellion Parish Council voted to support the new planning application.
Jason Mills, CEO of Crown Golf Property, said: “We are delighted that St Mellion Parish Council continues to support the St Mellion Estate. The unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on all hospitality businesses underlines the need to evolve and adapt.
“As a major local employer, our response is to take steps to make St Mellion Estate attractive to people who are not just golfers, including couples, the family staycation and retirement markets. To do this, we must offer a wider range of accommodation options and new facilities.
“Our application, if approved, is good news in these difficult times. It should create 100 new jobs, and provide important new services for the local community. Subject to planning approval being granted, we expect to start work on this exciting project in the first half of next year.”
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