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Guglielmo Marconi's blue plaque <br />
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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.<br />
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.<br />
The 141-year-old building is where engineer Guglielmo Marconi established the world's first wireless communications.<br />
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Under the plans, it would be replaced with a six-storey block of 119 luxury apartments.