Plans revealed for 65-bed hotel

The proposed hotel site.
The proposed hotel site.

PLANS to build a new 65-bedroom hotel near Hartlepool Marina have been submitted by developers.

Jomast wants to build the new hotel at The Lanyard, in Hartlepool, on land next to the KFC restaurant and Vue Cinema, known as Metropolitan Park.

It is understood the development could create six full-time and nine part-time staff.

Plans for the five-storey building have been submitted to Hartlepool Borough Council’s planning department.

The hotel, which would be operated by Travelodge, would include a reception area, restaurant and bar.

If approved, the hotel would have both family and double rooms and it would be around the corner from the Premier Inn hotel, off Maritime Avenue.

No details of how much the development would cost have been released at this stage.

Jomast wants to build the hotel on land next to the Trincomalee Wharf scheme, near the Museum of Hartlepool, which could include a mix of shops, accommodation, offices and restaurants.

Nobody from the Stockton-based developers was available for comment at the time of going to press.

But papers submitted by Harrogate-based planning agents Signet Planning said: “Signet Planning is instructed by Jomast Developments and Travelodge to produce a design and access statement to accompany the planning application that has been submitted to Hartlepool Borough Council for a 65 bedroom hotel with restaurant/bar with amendments to the existing parking at Metropolitan Park on land, off The Lanyard adjacent to Trincomalee Wharf in Hartlepool.”

The application site covers two hectares of land off The Lanyard.

If plans are backed then the hotel would be built on the car park to the east of KFC.

An extra 32 parking spaces would be added to the existing car park on the opposite side of the road.

If approved, three of the double bedrooms would have wheelchair access, one on the ground floor and two on the first floor.

The report by Signet Planning concluded: “The proposed building will be an attractive addition to Metropolitan Park and will complement forthcoming development at Trincomalee Wharf.”

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