Sheringham hotel regeneration plan recommended for refusal
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A modern redevelopment proposal to fund an historic seaside hotel has been recommended for refusal by planning officers.
Plans for the six-storey Burlington Hotel on The Esplanade, Sheringham - one of the last buildings of its kind in the town - will be discussed by North Norfolk District Council this Thursday.
The owner wants to demolish the hotel's west end two-storey block, containing a bar and toilets, to make way for six modern apartments with 12 parking spaces below to go on the open market.
Money from the sales would fund a full hotel refurbishment and the rebuilding of the bar and toilets at the back of the building with parking below.
The extension would be the same height as the hotel which dates back to the 1890s and would be built of red brick, grey metal and zinc.
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Sheringham Town Council has objected because the extension was 'unacceptable' and out of keeping with the 'iconic' hotel.
Council planning officers have recommended the proposal is refused because it would significantly harm the historical significance of the hotel and town's conservation area and have a significant detrimental impact upon the privacy of nearby homes.
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