Fresh new plans for the redevelopment of the Marina Development Limited car park and refurbishment of the Pavilion have been submitted to Torbay Council.
Revised drawings of the proposed 60 bed hotel, 45 apartments, shops, cafe and spa are now available to be viewed on the council’s website www.torbay.gov.uk.
Details of a public exhibition to be held at the Pavilion building will be available soon.
Executive Lead for Strategic Planning, Housing and Energy, Councillor David Thomas, said: “Following the number of concerns that emerged during consultation on the original scheme and comments by the Design Review Panel in October it is great to see that the Nicolas James Group and its designers, local architects Kay Elliott, have responded so positively to the Design Review Panel report. We will now seek the views of local people and work with statutory consultees such as English Heritage and look to get the proposal considered by the council’s Development Management Committee in January or February.”
David Jobbins, from the Nicolas James Group, said “We have listened carefully to the Design Review Panel and amended our scheme accordingly. The latest proposals represent an exciting and viable addition to Torquay which will result in the regeneration of the harbour side including the full restoration of the Pavilion enabling it to once again be enjoyed by the wider public. No other scheme will deliver these benefits together with up to 200 jobs and an exciting and vibrant waterfront. The Council has proved through the Abbey Sands development that contemporary design can work very successfully in the Bay and Harbour Hotels are committed to providing a high quality hotel which will support the local economy and Torbay’s tourism industry.”
The new plans will be discussed at the Development Management Committee in the new year where all comments, objections and petitions received to date will be evaluated and included in the overall assessment of the proposal. Torbay Council advises that it is not necessary for objectors to comment again on the scheme unless they consider that the revisions to the scheme have successfully overcome their concerns.
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