UK Trafford Centre bosses reject huge hotel plans as it was 'mid range' last minute news

MetiNews.Com - The permission was unanimously refused by Trafford council over a number of concerns

UK Trafford Centre bosses reject huge hotel plans as it was 'mid range' last minute news

MetiNews.Com - The permission was unanimously refused by Trafford council over a number of concerns

UK Trafford Centre bosses reject huge hotel plans as it was 'mid range' last minute news
17 September 2020 - 13:16

Breaking News ! A massive nine storey hotel has been refused planning permission after Trafford Centre bosses thought it wouldn’t be of a ‘high enough standard’. Plans for an 197-bedroom hotel with a gym, all en suite rooms, reception, restaurant and meeting rooms on land near Barton Road in Stretford have been halted after Trafford council unanimously dismissed it. The hotel, which would sit between Barton Road and the slip road of Junction 9 of the M60, near the roundabout at Lostock Circle, was due to employ around 40 staff within a 15 minute drive of the Trafford Centre. But Trafford Centre owners Intu wrote to the council to indicate their concerns about the plans, saying that the ‘mid-range’ hotel chain (either Holiday Inn Express or similar) proposed for the site was not of a high enough standard. The car park will have space for 112 cars (Image: Create Developments Ltd) In a letter to the planning committee, legal representatives said the provision of at least a four-star hotel is written into existing planning documents for the area around the Trafford Centre. They said a Holiday Inn Express would not meet this requirement, among others. A number of councillors, including the chairman of the council’s planning committee Coun David Acton, also wrote to the council expressing their initial concerns over the application by Create Developments, particularly its potential impact on nearby residents of the Circle Court tower block. Residents of Circle Court themselves wrote to make their feelings of strong opposition heard over potential noise, congestion and a shared entrance to the hotel which they believed could cause real issues. While Coun Acton later wrote again to say some of his concerns had since been addressed, Coun Mike Cordingley who also sits on the committee was not convinced. The application has caused controversy already (Image: Create Developments Ltd) Coun Cordingley said: “The one remaining issue that I have is the sheer height of the building. The original plan was for a seven storey hotel. It then became nine and that actually made all the difference to me. “I think it casts a shadow over a fundamentally residential area on most sides, east and west. Those extra two storey make a significant difference. Read More Related Articles These are all the schools with confirmed positive Covid cases in Greater Manchester - borough-by-borough Read More Related Articles Plans for new Sale Sharks stadium - in Sale - dropped after council pulls support following public outcry.

.. the team won't be moving home after 17 years after all “It is actually shorter than Circle Court but I think because of its bulk and its width it actually makes a bigger impression. I think it will change the nature of that particular area having two high storey buildings next to each other in an area that is basically two storey throughout. “It’s just on that one basis, I welcome the jobs, I welcome everything else, I still cannot accept nine storeys there. I think it’s too high.” Concerns by Local Highways Authority, lack of parking provision, congestion potential, worries over the sustainability of the hotel on that site were also cited as concerns during the council’s planning committee meeting discussing the plans. The hotel would have had 112 car parking spaces and 20 cycle storage spaces but councillors argued this wouldn’t be enough for a hotel of that size, and residents at Circle Court were due to lose 21 car parking spaces to accommodate the hotel. Coun Acton added: “I’m a local councillor for this area, when the applicant contacted the three local councillors with this proposal, asking for our views on it, I was genuinely excited about this because I thought this would give a lift to the area. “I know Circle Court well and I’m very happy with Circle Court, but I do that area needs a lift. But it has begun to dawn on me that the people using this hotel and I don’t doubt the applicant’s intentions, but most people will be using it by car and that makes car parking so much more important. “There is a shortfall in the car parking. That issue does concern me.” Councillors voted unanimously to refuse the application in full, in spite of council officers’ recommendation to approve it, because the “siting, scale, height, massing and external appearance would result in an unduly cramped, dominant and obtrusive form of development, which would be out of keeping with the character of the surrounding area.”

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UK Trafford Centre bosses reject huge hotel plans as it was 'mid range' last minute news


UK Trafford Centre bosses reject huge hotel plans as it was 'mid range' last minute news


UK Trafford Centre bosses reject huge hotel plans as it was 'mid range' last minute news


UK Trafford Centre bosses reject huge hotel plans as it was 'mid range' last minute news

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