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Plan to axe 70 trees sparks anger

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: March 13, 2014

  • Treloyhan Manor Hotel sits in 11 acres surrounded by mature trees. Picture by Suzie Lewis MSc MCSP.

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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.

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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.

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  • nickstoke  |  March 27 2014, 12:49PM

    Whilst one has sympathy with the owners and staff of Treloyhan, it is astonishing that St Ives Town Council have approved this in its entirety. It implies further ribbon development similar to that already existing parallel to the coast along the railway between Carbis Bay and St Ives. Even a cursory glance at old photographs shows the extent and pace of this denigration of a beautiful coastal landscape. The'suburbanisation' of St Ives will ultimately mean a loss of identity and character for both the town and of Carbis Bay as both will no longer be separate identities, not to mention the destruction of one of the few green areas, with attendant wildlife and vegetation, between them.

  • Doitdreckley  |  March 13 2014, 9:07PM

    Those members of St.Ives Town Council who have voted for this need their bumps read. The tree linedTreleyon Avenue is an attractive and fitting entrance to the town providing plant and animal diversity and generating oxygen from the trees. And for what? Cleaning jobs? Will the standard of development be the Costa Del flats that have been built all over St.Ives and Carbis Bay?

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  • break  |  March 13 2014, 4:51PM

    New jobs which when the renovation is completed,will be lost again? We always hear about wildlife and vegetation dying out, no wonder if profit is always put before nature.

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