From tin mining to Travelodges: planners consider the meaning of “heritage”

Posted By on 1st January 2017

Cornwall’s industrial past comes face to face with its tourism-dependent present on Thursday when part of the county’s Unesco-protected World Heritage mining landscape is considered for a Travelodge and pub.

Planners are due to rule on whether a 63-bedroom hotel should be built at Trevanson Gateway, Tolvaddon. The owners of South Crofty tin mine are objecting to the proposal, saying part of the site is needed for a ventilation shaft. South Crofty’s owners are also concerned that an increase in traffic might impact on their proposals to resume tin mining.

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