Walsingham Planning has acted for Premier Inn Hotels Ltd for in excess of 30 years, and have obtained planning permission for numerous new hotels and restaurants across the Country in this time.
Planning permission was recently secured for a challenging scheme within the historic core of Berwick-upon-Tweed, adjacent the City Walls, comprising a 4.5 storey 60-bedroom hotel and associated restaurant/ bar.
The scheme involved redevelopment of a former cinema site within the Berwick-upon-Tweed Conservation Area, located close to a number of statutorily listed buildings in an area of significant archaeological potential.
Working closely with Officers at Northumberland County Council and the Project Architect, we resolved various complex technical issues and promoted a sensitive, high quality design for the site. The scheme involved significant consultation with local residents, community groups, the Conservation Area Advisory Panel and various statutory consultees, together with a pre-application presentation to the elected Members.
Building a strong and mutually respectful working relationship with Council Officers and Members was key to securing planning permission for the site and delivering a successful outcome for all parties.