Blackpool Easyhotel proposals approved

Easyhotel will open its first site in the town after securing planning permission to build an £8m, 97-bedroom hotel on Blackpool Promenade.

The site, which Easyhotel has a 999-year lease on, is the former Tudor Rose, a former holiday accommodation site which has since been cleared. It is bordered by fish and chip shops on either side and sits around 500m from Blackpool South station.

Easyhotel’s proposals, designed by Axiom Architects, are for a mixed four and five-storey building with a 3,000 sq ft café on the ground, along with 97 bedrooms on the upper floors; 31 of these will be positioned centrally and will lack external windows.

Under the original application, two retail or café units facing the promenade were proposed with no access via the hotel, but following a revision, the café will now be a single unit accessed from the hotel for use by guests.

Although issues had been raised around overshadowing of nearby residential properties, the planning committee decided to give the scheme the green light, based on the regeneration of a prominent site along the Blackpool seafront.

Ahead of a planning committee earlier this week, officers said: “The benefit to the regeneration of the resort as a tourist destination that would arise from the redevelopment of this prominent site to provide modern visitor accommodation, is considered to be significant and sufficient to outweigh the identified impacts on residential amenity.”

Following planning consent, the hotel is expected to open during Easyhotel’s 2020/21 financial year.

At the time of the acquisition of the site, chief executive of Easyhotel Guy Parsons said: “Blackpool is a prosperous and lively city and is hugely popular with UK and international visitors. Once open, easyHotel will make a major contribution to the local hospitality trade. Our super-budget offer will enable visitors to have affordable, comfortable, stylish accommodation at the heart of Britain’s seaside culture and keep money in their purses and wallets to spend on local attractions.”

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We dont need a cheap hotel, theirs enouugh small bussiness that offer very good accomadation at very reasonable prices , the council complained about guest houses and hotel rooms being to small . Now they are allowing this to happen as it suit themselves plus letting easy hotels have small rooms with no window

By D moody

Good news and handy for the Chippy!

By Eat more pies

Good news for the City of Blackpool

By Huey

The rooms without windows will be charged a premium rate as you won’t be able to see Blackpool from them.

By Stick of Rock

The silversands hotel at Blackpool is much better u have brilliant staff brilliant entertainment on the night and bingo and fun quiz I go every year I’ve been 8 times its a brilliant hotel

By Louisa aves

How many more new hotels? Don’t forget Layton, Bispham and Marton amongst others could do some “regeneration “”. I thank you.

By George

It is disgraceful that in this traditional seaside town the council is giving permission for a super budget hotel, or indeed any new hotels. At a time when most small businesses are crippled from the extortionate rates and limits the council imposes on them it is a kick in the face for the council to allow this. It is not regeneration rather a slew of backhanders and underhand deals with no thought for the future. How about giving small businesses rate relief for a few years so they can re-invest in their properties and properly regenerate the town.

By Cord

More rooms for the stag and hen nights l thought we are trying to get the family holidays back

By Anonymous

Please it does not matter where the money comes from as long as it comes.
I pray to see the day when Blackpool becomes the famous lovely place it once was I love the town the people and know we can all do it if we have the right spirit no more moaning folk lets work this town together we have a great council behind us let us keep this treasure alive.

By David Reid

It’s what people want nowadays, sadly people not as keen on older type bnbs and want to know exactly what the rooms like before even got there. Many of the B n Bs are ripe for renovation.
Chains is the way forward, rightly or wrongly.

By Richard

What about more car parking it is a joke trying to find parking spaces

By Anonymous

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