Say NO to Travelodge in Penzance

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We the Penzance & District Tourism Association and
Penzance Chamber of Commerce are asking you to sign
this petition to oppose the building of a Travelodge on the
Heliport Retail Park. The proposed hotel will only keep their
guests out of town and out of the restaurants, shops, pubs
and bars that they would frequent if they were staying in
town. It will not benefit our town at all, just the shareholders.
Penzance does not need another 70 bedrooms. A Premier
Inn has already been passed to be built on the Branwells
Mill site and this is already bringing another 60+ bedrooms,
albeit in town.
We can prove that Penzance only struggles with availability
for a couple of weeks in the height of the school summer
holidays, this is not a big enough factor to add another 70
bedrooms to the accommodation stock. We appreciate that
the planners will not take ‘competition’ into account but this
is much more than that. Which is why we need your
signature.
Travelodge guests would have no need to come into
Penzance as the plan is to have a restaurant and/or drive in
restaurant on site. Penzance has a thriving bed and
breakfast culture which offers guests individuality and local
knowledge. The guesthouses source their products locally
and spend their money locally. Travelodge would have a
central buying system and profits would not be spent in
Penzance and the local area. There is no benefit to
Penzance only to Travelodge and their shareholders.



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