Planning permission granted for Penhallow Hotel site

Fire destroyed the Penhallow Hotel in 2007. Credit: Taken from a viewer's video

Planning permission has been granted for the re-development of the former Penhallow Hotel site in Newquay.

Cornwall Council has approved plans to build six town-houses and associated parking on the cliff top site overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Three holiday makers from Staffordshire were killed when it burnt down in August 2007. The company that owned the hotel was fined £80,000 and ordered to pay £62,000 costs for failing to meet safety standards.The fire has been described as the worst in a UK hotel for nearly 40 years.

Plans of the new Island Reach development. Credit: Verto Group