Plans for a residential development in Cornwall look set to be turned away despite being designed to yield an economic boost for the area.
Bowood Park Hotel and Golf Club is behind the application, which concerns land to the north west of the operation.
The outline proposals are for eight bungalows, with all matters reserved. The plot is part of a wider area adjacent to the hotel grounds.
A planning application noted that the proposed development would allow the venue to “further invest in the hotel and golf club and create a year-round business”.
It added: “There would be a degree of economic benefit from the construction of the dwellings through the employment of local labour and purchase of goods and materials from local supply chains during the construction phase. Occupation of the dwellings will contribute to the local economy.
“The injection of capital will allow the applicants business to flourish with upgraded facilities which will enable them to provide a year round sustainable business and will provide additional all year round employment opportunities.”
However, ahead of going before Cornwall Council’s planning committee on 21 February, the application has been recommended for refusal.
A report drawn up ahead of the meeting noted that the development would represent “an extension into undeveloped, open countryside beyond the built form of any settlements including Camelford”.
“Insufficient information has been submitted with the application to demonstrate that the proposal would not result in an increase in phosphate levels,” it added.
“The proposal would result in some positive impacts through the provision of new housing which would contribute to the number and range of homes to meet the needs of present and future generations, thus contributing towards the social objective of sustainable development.
“However, the limited positive benefits are not considered to outweigh proposed harm from the development as set out.”
Refusal has therefore been recommended.