Cornwall's iconic Headland Hotel plans for hundreds of solar panels

Article published at: Aug 22, 2023 Article tag: CSR
Cornwall's iconic Headland Hotel plans for hundreds of solar panels
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Plans for 464 solar panels to be added to the iconic Headland Hotel grounds in Newquay have been submitted to Cornwall Council.

The five star hotel was designed by the noted Cornish architect, Silvanus Trevail, and has been welcoming guests since 1900.

A planning application for the Grade II listed building has been submitted to Cornwall Council. The hotel’s impressive heritage, and location, has attracted both royalty and the film industry – it was used as the location for Roald Dahl’s The Witches in the 1987 film.

According to the application the power from the photovoltaic panels will be used to operate the hotel, and images in the documents show they will not be on the roof of the Headland Hotel, but instead will be set in the grounds, close to the sea.

The solar panels would mean the five star hotel could reduce its carbon footprint by 70 tonnes of CO2 a year, cutting its reliance on the National Grid by 30 per cent.

Serviced apartment operator, Your Apartment, recently added solar panels to two of its urban properties, and Northern Ireland’s largest hotel group, Andras Hotels, recently installed 947 solar panels at the group’s Crowne Plaza hotel in Belfast, representing an investment of £380,000.