MORE than 75 people have logged objections to the proposed felling of 70 trees on a St Ives estate to make way for building plots for holiday lets.
The plans have been lodged by the Christian Guild, owners of Treloyhan Manor Hotel.
The historic hotel, built for St Ives shipping magnate Sir Edward Hain, sits in its own gardens which overlook St Ives Bay.
The hotel is in need of renovation and the owners are proposing to clear the 70 mature trees to make way for 16 building plots.
Councillors at St Ives Town Council voted 6 to 3 in favour of the proposals because of the new jobs the hotel expansion would bring.
But local people have raised concerns that replacement trees would not recreate the environment for wildlife and fauna on the estate.