Hotel plans next to Grantham school due to be considered again

Artist's impression of how the hotel and apartment block, amended from the two-storey design, would look, courtesy of BSA Designs.
Artist's impression of how the hotel and apartment block, amended from the two-storey design, would look, courtesy of BSA Designs.
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An amended application to convert a former Grantham children’s home into a hotel and residential apartments, is due to come before South Kesteven District Council’s development control committee on Tuesday.

The plans to create a 20-room hotel in The Willows on Huntingtower Road, were refused when they came before SKDC’s planning committee in November, after they heard concerns from neighbouring Huntingtower Community Primary Academy.

The original design with the two-storey rear block, courtesy of BSA Designs.

The original design with the two-storey rear block, courtesy of BSA Designs.

Councillors decided to go against their officer’s recommendation for approval, citing the impact on privacy and amenity of the area, as well as describing the design with an additional two-storey building to be built at the rear, as ‘dominant, oppressive and visually intrusive’.

The applicants have now submitted an altered design with a single storey apartment block at the rear, while the upper windows of the two-storey hotel will have more obscure glazing, to avoid overlooking into the school playground.