Locals fight Fragrance Group’s latest proposal for hotel in Torquay


An application from the Fragrance Group to create a new hotel on the seafront at Torquay has been objected to for a second time by locals.

Almost 300 objections were made to the new plans that would see the Corbyn Head Hotel demolished in favour of a six-storey, four-star hotel and spa home to 152 bedrooms, after the first plan was rejected by the council.

The 307 public comments made during consultation on the revised £20m plans include 282 against and 17 in support.

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Councillors narrowly rejected the first scheme in June on the grounds its height and size would be out of character with the area and there was not enough parking.

A new application was lodged in July which reduced the height by 1m, changed the design and provided new information on parking, traffic and transport.

In the new application, the design of the top floor has been changed to minimise the impact of views from the rear of the building.

The Corbyn Head Hotel is one of four sites in Torbay bought for redevelopment by the Singapore-based Fragrance Group.

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