Gainsborough: New plans for hotel include 16 more rooms to allow more visitors to the town

Plans for a new hotel now have an additional 16 roomsPlans for a new hotel now have an additional 16 rooms
Plans for a new hotel now have an additional 16 rooms
Plans for a new hotel in Gainsborough are growing as an additional 16 rooms have been added.

The plans for the new hotel on the former Sun Inn site in North Street, Gainsborough, have been revised to include the extra rooms making the brand new building larger and able to cater for more visitors to the town.

West Lindsey District Council’s Planning Committee unanimously approved the previous application for the £3 million development.

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Developers, Dransfield Properties, are bringing forward the new town centre development and have now submitted the revised proposals for the site on the corner of Market Street and North Street.

The company is working with the architects Dixon Dawson to deliver an attractive Edwardian style hotel housing a total of 67 bedrooms.

Samantha Mellows, Gainsborough Town Manager, part of the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “It’s great news to hear that an extra 16 rooms are being added to the latest hotel plans. Having more accommodation means that Gainsborough can host more visitors, which in turn means more people can enjoy our great town and spend more money in the local economy. But more importantly it shows a growing confidence by an international firm that Gainsborough is open for business, and ripe for further investment.”

The plans for the redevelopment of the former Sun Inn site have been widely supported by the business community in Gainsborough. Once completed the development will bring 30 new jobs to the town as well as a much needed good quality hotel in Gainsborough.

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The new plans will create an extra storey at the hotel, although the height will only increase by half a storey, making it 2.37 metres taller than the scheme which was unanimously approved last year.

Dave Hale, development Surveyor for Dransfield Properties, said: “Following discussions with Premier Inn we have been working with our architects on the new plans to increase the number of rooms at the hotel and we have now come forward with updated plans which have been submitted to the council. The development has been widely supported since we first put forward proposals for the site and we know from speaking to other companies in Gainsborough that the business community is very keen to see this development come forward.”

West Lindsey District Council’s Planning Committee are expected to consider the revised plans early in the New Year.