Hotel plans backed

By Ross Findon

Friday, April 11, 2014


Hotel plans backed

Plans to develop the Royal York Hotel in Ryde have been given permission by the Isle of Wight Council. Picture by Robin Crossley.

PLANS to transform a landmark Isle of Wight hotel, which had fallen into disrepair, have been given the go ahead by the Isle of Wight Council.

Developers have been given just a year to get development work underway at the Royal York Hotel in George Street, Ryde, where officers have granted permission for plans for a 30-bedroom hotel and four flats.

The news has been welcomed by Ryde mayor and ward Isle of Wight Councillor Wayne Whittle.

"There was just one condition I wanted added to what officers put forward and that was that the work be started in the first year. I didn’t want to see it sit there for another three years.

"The residents are 100 per cent behind this. There were 70 letters of support and one objection, which was about a parking issue that officers have sorted," said Cllr Whittle.

He added: "A lot of residents in the surrounding area that were concerned about the the dilapidated state of the building and that kids were breaking in."

Officers have imposed 15 conditions on the planning permission, including seeking approval for work on doors, windows and historic features including the ballroom.

Click here to view the planning permission.

Royal York Hotel

The interior of the hotel in 2012.Picture by Peter Boam.



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by Keven Ball

13th April 2014, at 19:21:19

I hope this revamp will kick-start much more badly needed improvements on the island in general! Time will tell...

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by alan naylor

13th April 2014, at 15:13:03

All foot passengers come through Ryde and a good hotel is needed in this area if the hotel runs a curtiesy service from the front it will do well plenty of weekenders waiting to come in the summer and christmas parties in the winter use to take 2 coaches ie 60 rooms so 30 rooms should be first class will all naysayers offer different idea instead of just opposing

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by David Blackford

13th April 2014, at 07:16:47

You're one ahead of me Bob - where is the car park??? - how big?

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by Mike Crowe

12th April 2014, at 08:20:09

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by David Blackford

12th April 2014, at 07:42:18

I can just picture that Paula - I bet it was really classy in its day

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by Paula Rogers

12th April 2014, at 07:40:31

This is welcome news. This hotel has a place in my family's hearts as our late father used to play his saxophone every week in the band, playing their Big Band sounds. Fantastic.

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by David Blackford

12th April 2014, at 06:23:43

HOO JOLLY RAY! - This is a super Art Deco hotel - But sadly in the wrong place with no parking facilities.

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by Eric Grinham

12th April 2014, at 00:27:14

It was so sad to come back to Ryde and to see the York in such a state - this was a place that gave so many of us a great Saturday night out in the 60s .
Friday night at the Lakeside , and Saturday night at the York - things couldn't have been much better .

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by James Ash

11th April 2014, at 20:35:56

and when our the council going to allow the redevelopment of Sandown the town is an absolute mess and plans have been repeatedly rejected for no good reason

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11th April 2014, at 20:13:09

...and a pat on the back for the owner too

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