DPP Leeds has secured planning permission for a mixed-use scheme in the historic market town of Pickering, North Yorkshire, which includes a new 84-bedroom Premier Inn hotel, 3 light industrial units, and a new pond habitat for Great Crested Newts.
The development, adjacent to Thornton Road Industrial Estate on the edge of Pickering, will replace a dilapidated cottage with a modern and sustainable development and is the first national ‘budget’ hotel brand in Ryedale District.
DPP held a pre-application consultation with residents and businesses to set out the development proposals in detail, and despite objections from the affected neighbour, the site being in the countryside and the presence of Great Crested Newts onsite, DPP worked to ensure that a solution was found and full support was given to the application by the council.
Speaking about the scheme, a spokesperson for Premier Inn said;
We’re over the moon with the Council’s decision to grant planning permission for our 84-bedroom Premier Inn hotel in Pickering. The new hotel adds another excellent location for our customers, in a part of the country where Premier Inn is under-represented, and will bring many long-term benefits to Pickering including 25 new year-round jobs and an anticipated contribution of £1.4 million to the local economy.
We are delighted to have assisted Jomast Developments in gaining planning permission for this new mixed-use development, which will introduce the first Premier Inn hotel in Ryedale to support the fantastic tourism offer in Pickering and the wider area, and new industrial units to support existing and new businesses.
Mark Lane, Director, DPP Leeds
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