Go ahead for new hotel

By a County Press reporter

Thursday, May 29, 2014

 

Go ahead for new hotel

Newclose County Cricket Ground with the overflow car park on the right. Picture by Peter Boam.

PLANS for a 60-bed hotel at Newclose County Cricket Ground have been approved by the Isle of Wight Council.

The council planning committee granted outline planning permission for the development off Blackwater Road, having deferred the application in March for further information.

Councillors, who voted eight to one in favour of the hotel on Tuesday, heard the scheme had huge potential in drawing international quality cricket to the Isle of Wight.

Committee member and Island cricket follower, Cllr Steve Stubbings said: "The significance of this development is potentially huge."

The previous meeting heard the hotel would create up to 60 jobs and included indoor cricket facilities as well as squash courts and a swimming pool.

For more on this story, please see the Isle of Wight County Press tomorrow (Friday, May 30).

Reporter: martinn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by matthew eldridge

30th May 2014, at 09:18:51

construction means jobs all good news

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by Colin Barton

29th May 2014, at 19:56:47

Good news who needs asda the money will only go back to the states

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by John Smith

29th May 2014, at 19:44:40

Excellent decision by Councillors, hopefully it will prove popular and help to bring prosperity to the Island.

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by Mark Jones

29th May 2014, at 17:31:16

You forgot profit Jim!

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by Jim Buchanan

29th May 2014, at 16:56:34

What is wrong with building a luxury hotel... Luxury isn't a dirty word.
If people on budgets want a cheap hotel near the beach, then there are a plethora of them on the Island already. This will attract people who want to stay somewhere else and should be a welcome addition to the hotel industry.

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by Mike Crowe

29th May 2014, at 15:42:05

denise and Jevon, you are trying to understand the logic of the Council. Don't, ..... you won't.

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by Jevon Hughes

29th May 2014, at 15:27:41

Strange how something that has a limited appeal and will probably only be used by people that have money gets permission yet the ASDA saga still goes on and on and on. IWC sort it out.

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by denise hardy

29th May 2014, at 15:04:19

Perhaps it is worth remembering that these plans are for a luxury hotel. With families looking for a seaside holiday and perhaps on a fixed budget a hotel nearer the sea would have been better. Can't understand why the Premier Inn in Lake near Sandown was refused recently. Has anyone got any ideas??

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by John Crowe

29th May 2014, at 13:47:15

Excellent, something to maybe provide work and more people to visit the island. Hopefully they will then spend money here which will help to provide more jobs and more investment.

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by Mark Miller

29th May 2014, at 13:11:45

I hope this isn't a late April fools or a hoax. The council planning dept actually approving a new development is front page news in itself due to its rarity. Considering the Island's main industry and income is tourism and leisure based, this is very good news indeed.

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