Newton Abbot town centre Travelodge plans recommended for approval

    Plans for a new Travelodge hotel to be built in the heart of Newton Abbot are being recommended to get the go ahead. Teignbridge District Council’s own plans would see the Halcyon Road car park converted into a 72-bedroom hotel with a restaurant. The new hotel is the second phase of Teignbridge District Council’s masterplan for the centre of Newton Abbot, with a 25-year lease having already provisionally been agreed with Travelodge.

    NEWTON ABBOT TRAVELODGE

    Plans for a new Travelodge hotel to be built in the heart of Newton Abbot are being recommended to get the go ahead.
    Teignbridge District Council’s own plans would see the Halcyon Road car park converted into a 72-bedroom hotel with a restaurant.
    The new hotel is the second phase of Teignbridge District Council’s masterplan for the centre of Newton Abbot, with a 25-year lease having already provisionally been agreed with Travelodge.
    The five storey hotel would include a total of 72 bedrooms, as well as a restaurant for 48 covers. There will be 31 car parking spaces located to the southern part of the site, with further spaces to be allocated to Travelodge in the multi-storey car park with a voucher ticketing system in the hotel foyer.
    Councillors on Teignbridge’s planning committee, when they meet on Tuesday, June 15, are recommended to grant approval to the application.
    Recommending approval, the report says: “The site lies within Newton Abbot town centre but has no special designation, therefore the broad principle of any use found within a town centre would be acceptable. The use of the site for a hotel would fall within the criteria and is generally supported by policy, which in addition, supports tourist uses through accommodation and attractions which benefit the local economy.
    “It is considered that the scheme will bring economic benefits to the town with a scheme that is well thought out and will sit comfortably within the town. The impact upon nearby properties is considered to not be overriding due to the nature of the development and there would be no impact upon listed buildings or the Conservation Area.
    “With appropriate conditions to secure necessary infrastructure, planting and biodiversity gains the scheme is considered, on balance, to be acceptable.”
    The scheme would see the loss of 64 spaces which will be taken out of public use in the existing car park, but the report says the displaced parking will eventually be re-provided in the Cattle Market Car Park, but would be subject to a separate planning application, but that even without these additional spaces, there would remain capacity in the town centre car parks, with latest figures showing around 40 per cent of spaces are empty at peak times.
    The proposals will require alterations to the Sherborne Road access to allow for in and out traffic, which will include the removal of the part of the low stone wall and it’s realignment to provide suitable space and visibility, as well as removal and relocation of a lamppost and zebra crossing
    The Travelodge hotel in Newton Abbot will be progressed on a self-develop basis, meaning that Teignbridge District Council will construct the hotels to a specification agreed, but with a least a 25 year lease to Travelodge.
     

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