A developer which gained permission for a £250 million project at Carlyon Bay more than two years ago said it was still committed to the plan despite significant delays.
In 2015 Commercial Estates Group (CEG) obtained planning consent for a new beachside resort and residential community with 511 homes, restaurants, bars, cafes and shops plus spa and leisure facilities.
But the work has yet to begin and a spokesman for CEG has now revealed that the construction will be delayed further.
“This year we’ve focused on providing a programme of events and pop-ups to make the most of the beach for the local community and holidaymakers,” said CEG site manager Jacky Swain.
“As far as any construction work is concerned, we have nothing new to announce at the moment. We understand there’s a lot of interest and support for the project plus all the benefits it will bring to the area and CEG remains committed to the development.
“As soon as we have any news, we will let everyone know.”
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The complex was to be built across Crinnis, Shorthorn and Polgaver beaches. Detailed designs for the development were approved by Cornwall Council.
It has been regarded as a bold and brave project that would radically redevelop the south of the county, amidst claims much of the tourism investment has been on the north coast.
Despite local enthusiasm for the plans, CEG said the dream was on hold after the Brexit referendum decision to leave the EU left political and economic uncertainty.
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At the time, project director James Shimwell, from CEG, said: “The result of the EU referendum introduced significant political and economic uncertainty which makes it impossible for us to continue with the planned investment programme across our portfolio so we have had to make some difficult decisions.
“We are therefore disappointed to announce that all infrastructure works for the Carlyon Beach development, which were due to start in the autumn, are now on hold.”
Source: Cornwall Live