Hotels and holiday accommodation go before planners

By Ross Findon

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

 

PLANS for two new hotels and holiday accommodation will go before the Isle of Wight Council on Tuesday, next week.

Members of the planning committee are due to consider an application for an 81-bedroom Premier Inn at Merrie Gardens in Lake.

They are also due to discuss plans for a three-story, 60 bedroom, hotel at Newclose Cricket Club.

As previously reported, Premier Inn has said it hopes to create 25 jobs at the new hotel, its second on the Isle of Wight.

The Newclose plans cover a one hectare area of land within the cricket club site.

Both have been recommended for conditional permission.

At Island Harbour, developers hope to build 24 holiday cottages, 94 apartments, three marine industrial units and a retail unit.

The plans have been recommended for conditional permission.

Isle of Wight Council Planning Committee March 2014

Reporter: ross.findon@iwcp.co.uk

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by neil jacks

19th March 2014, at 15:16:08

I agree with David Blackford, why do we need these huge faceless chains of hotels, isn't hospitality what we do best? I wouldn't stay in one if I were coming here, its not what the Isle of Wight is all about.

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by TED PARKER

18th March 2014, at 14:02:55

It's obvious to anyone that the 'cricket club' was ALWAYS hiding some sort of development in that area - I hope it gets thrown out !

Or. maybe our planners are keen 'cricketers'..

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by ROBERT SMITH

18th March 2014, at 09:46:43

Lets NOT **** this up, like we are cocking up the ASDA development which should have been built and OPEN by now.

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by Don Mackintosh

18th March 2014, at 08:43:36

Yet more plans for our anti-visitor planning dept. to turn down!

Premier Inn should be welcomed with open arms, we use them all the time when on the mainland and they offer great value for money, particularly when you are able to book a few weeks ahead on their special deals.

I don't think they will affect successful existing holiday establishments and will attract more visitors to the island.

Go on planners do something positive for a change!

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by Don Mackintosh

18th March 2014, at 08:43:32

Yet more plans for our anti-visitor planning dept. to turn down!

Premier Inn should be welcomed with open arms, we use them all the time when on the mainland and they offer great value for money, particularly when you are able to book a few weeks ahead on their special deals.

I don't think they will affect successful existing holiday establishments and will attract more visitors to the island.

Go on planners do something positive for a change!

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by David Blackford

18th March 2014, at 08:25:11

New hotels are another nail in the coffin for existing guest houses, small private hotels and B&Bs

Any views or opinions presented in the comments above are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Isle of Wight County Press.

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