New Plans Submitted for Falmouth's Ocean Bowl

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A new set of proposals have been put forward to develop the site at the former Ocean Bowl in Falmouth.

Rengen Developments, in conjunction with architects Laurence Associates have set out new plans to build a 190-bed student accommodation scheme on the former Ocean Bowl site.

The plans have been significantly reduced from the 249-bed development, which was originally proposed and rejected by planning officers in November last year.

The previous planning application was dismissed on the grounds of layout, scale, massing, height, design and appearance, as well as the negative impact it would have to views of the Pendennis peninsula.

Documentation submitted with the most recent application says the development will consist of a mix of town houses and maisonettes, which will be limited to three and four storeys tall. The reduced scale aims to address concerns raised in regard to the previous application.

Included in the plans are designs for a landscaped area open to the public, as well as communal student facilities such as a TV room, gym, laundry room and cycle storage.

If given the green light the accommodation will be owned by Empiric Student Property but managed via its Hello Student brand.

Commenting on the planning application, Laurence Associates said: "The management regime is critical to the success of the scheme and cohesion of the local community."

The premises management plan lays out the terms by which the accommodation will be run by Hello Student. The plan says the company will "actively manage" anti-social behaviour and those who breach the agreement multiple times may have their tenancy terminated.

The application is open for public comment until June 6.