We originally formed, to fight the planned multi-applications on Carbis Bay Holiday Park in Carbis Bay, St Ives by Andrew McGivern and Welshman Properties. There is now a further application to extend this site, further details and how help us object to this application click please here.

In 2015, Liz Penhalligon, our Conservative Cornwall Councillor at the time, persuaded us to become involved in the campaign against the Una development, also in Carbis Bay. Over the coming years, we fought various applications and were successful in fighting this with hundreds of objectors to their various schemes. But this was soon undone, by her Conservative successor, Linda Taylor, who once in post ignored the community and its elected local councillors with her arrogant, under-hand actions and approved this contentious application on delegated powers!

After being approached by residents in Halsetown, we also undertook to stop an over development application for 160+ units on Joannies Fields, Consols. We successfully fought this, by highlighting a lazy piece of procedure by Cornwall Planning. We had the Application called in by the Secretary of State, Cornwall Council were removed from the process and instructed to reconvene their planning committee to overturn their previous decision of approving the application. This time they were guided to reject it, based on the information we supplied. The cost of the planning department's actions to the taxpayer has never been disclosed, we have still not been reimbursed for ours nor our time.

Unfortunately, this is now back with new applicants. The current status can be viewed here...

... and now there is the Carbis Bay Hotel, or Estate, or to give it its right title Empire...

The Baker's best stay in the UK?

When asked by SPACE, 'What would you say are the three best places you’ve ever stayed?' Carbis Bay Hotel's owners replied, that one one of these was in the UK stating

"... The Lake District for its unspoilt peace and tranquillity..."

Their interview can be read here with an interesting emphasis on their private beach.

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Welshman Properties have submitted another outline planning application number PA20/11376 with all matters reserved, to erect up to 41 dwellings and associated works on land at Site C, which is the land east of Playzone, on Laity Lane in Carbis Bay, St Ives, Cornwall,

Status: This application has been misguidedly supported by St Ives Town Council, which is of no consequence to our planned action but is disappointing. They have flipped from a unanimous supporter of our concerns and the local community in the past, to this.

We need the community to object to this application immediately, by clicking on the button below. Whilst we deal with the other relevant issues, that have been raised by this application with the relevant authorities.

Fight Back... OBJECT NOW!



On land SW Of Joannies Avenue Halsetown Road St Ives, PA20/09716, outline planning application with some matters reserved (access/layout) for the demolition of existing structures and development to provide an 80 bedroom hotel with associated facilities, 63 holiday villas, a community hub (providing reception facilities and an ancillary shop), associated infrastructure, landscaping, access and parking.

Status: Currently awaiting local member for the Council, Andrew Mitchell to receive confirmation that the application, will be refused by the planning officer. For more details visit Andrew Mitchell's Facebook page for updates.

You can still raise your concerns and object on the planning portal below.

You can OBJECT Here



Stephen Baker of Carbis Bay Hotel has submitted a retrospective planning application, number: PA21/02527 for the retention and completion of 3 no single storey structures to provide 9 meetings room, and access pathway.

Status: Under Baker's orders workmen have already destroyed acres of trees and hedges. After both a local and then national outcry, he has been forced to submit this retrospective planning application. He continues to ignore pleas to STOP from the ineffectual Cornwall Council, the flapping local Conservative MP Derek Thomas and no sign of our opportunist local Cornwall councillor, Linda Taylor

If like us, you have had enough of this, click on the link below and object.