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Protect Sandbanks leader David Morley.
The well-heeled residents of Sandbanks are steeling for a battle with developers over plans to replace a historic hotel with a 'soulless' block of flats.
Almost 5,000 letters of objection have been lodged against†the £250million development which would see the Haven Hotel at the entrance to Poole Harbour in Dorset bulldozed.
The 141-year-old building is where engineer Guglielmo Marconi established the world's first wireless communications.
Under the plans, it would be replaced with a six-storey block of 119 luxury apartments.