Plans have been submitted for a new 120-bedroom hotel in the centre of Stafford. The proposal for an Ibis Styles hotel is earmarked for vacant premises on Hunter’s Row at the north of the town centre. The proposals are now being examined by planners and people will be able to comment on the application before a decision is made.
The plans for the hotel can be viewed using our Planning Public Access
Part of the planning application to the Borough Council states the hotel would provide local jobs, help improve the night-time economy and increase tourism. It says the application ‘makes beneficial use of largely redundant retail space. Redeveloping existing buildings that have outlasted their previous use.
Eastgate links to the Riverside Retail scheme and adjoins Borough and County Council offices. It is 1.6 ha re-development opportunity of sites in public sector ownership which could be suitable for a mix of uses including 100 residential, 7units.
The Northern Town Centre provides the opportunity to redevelop key town centre sites with residential to provide approximately 150 new homes as part of a mixed development. The area is in close proximity to Stafford College, Victoria Park and the Stafford Station Gateway.