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New hotel for Friargate is given the green light

Posted on - 12th August, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Friargate, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Redevelopment, University
The Caxton Hotel would be situated in Marsh Lane, just off Friargate
The Caxton Hotel would be situated in Marsh Lane, just off Friargate

A new nine-storey hotel for Friargate has been given the go-ahead.

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Derelict buildings between Corporation Street and Friargate are to be demolished to make way for The Caxton Hotel.

The land in Marsh Lane will be cleared for the hotel, which will have 63 bedrooms and a ground-floor restaurants.

Councillors voted for approval for the plans from Ascena Developments Limited.

PWA Planning presented the scheme to the city council’s planning committee on Thursday August 8.

A night time view of the proposed hotel
A night time view of the proposed hotel

Previous the site had been due to see student accommodation built on it with planning approval granted back in 2012 and two further schemes approved in 2015 and 2018.

With the opening of The Tramshed student flats next door the developers have decided to develop the site as a hotel.

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Three objections were received to the hotel plans, stating it would be ‘overbearing’ and the ‘scale of the proposed building is considered to be out of keeping with surrounding developments’.

Council officers had recommended The Caxton Hotel for approval.

Read more: Former shop to become upmarket pizza place and bar in Friargate

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