More luxury housing!!
WORK has begun on a £2.2m development of nine luxury houses on the site formerly occupied by a landmark St Ives hotel. The high end residences are being built by The Midas Group on Trelyon Avenue – a prime on what is the gateway to St Ives with stunning views over St Ives Bay.
Objecting to the loss of the Dean Court Hotel and the building of The View, Dr J Lakic from Trelyon Avenue wrote: “I strongly object to replacing this early 20th century beautiful grey granite mansion with nine buildings. This would result in eliminating the present eye-pleasing garden and substituting it with a housing estate. “The sole purpose of this development is to enrich the pockets of the owners at the expanse of the local community and its environment.”
The View is Midas Construction’s second current major building project in St Ives. They began work in February on a £1.3million project to create a complex of 12 luxury apartments on the site of the Belyars Croft Hotel, which was destroyed in a fire in 2007. That development for Bengold Properties is due to complete in October 2013.
Acorn Blue said there was already strong interest from potential buyers. Sales director Nicola Markham said: “The View is proving to be very popular. There has already been enormous interest in the development, and I envisage all properties being sold off plan prior to them completing.”
Obviously some people think this is fine – you just carry on building – turning Cornwall into some vast urban centre. Just think – climate change, sustainability!