News: 26 July 2017Cambridge team checks in new hotel scheme

Our Planning team has helped secure planning permission for a new hotel and retail scheme as well as a pedestrian footbridge across the River Lark in Bury St Edmunds.

The application, which was approved by St Edmundsbury Borough Council, will see a new 80-bedroom Travelodge hotel and Starbucks drive-through cafe built along with the demolition of an existing office building that currently sits on the site.

A new pedestrian footbridge across the River Lark was also approved. It will link the new hotel and coffee shop with additional carparking to the north of the development. 

Several significant benefits to the local economy were highlighted within the planning statement that was prepared by our team, who were Planning Consultants for the scheme.

They included: 20 full-time jobs being created along with an additional 16 part-time roles once construction is completed; additional visitor accommodation in the Town where there is an acknowledged shortage of rooms; as well as improving the ecology and appearance of the River Lark.  

The work was carried out for NHP Holdings Ltd.

Gareth Wilson, Partner in our Cambridge team, said: “The Borough Council’s approval of the new hotel and retail scheme is great news. Not only is the project making much better use of the land, but the local economy also benefits with the welcome creation of new jobs and the creation of much-needed additional visitor accommodation in Bury St Edmunds.”

Designs by Brookes Architects.

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