Former Weston-super-Mare hotel to be turned into 40 flats?

PUBLISHED: 08:57 04 April 2017 | UPDATED: 09:06 04 April 2017

Lynton Hotel, Maderia Road.

Lynton Hotel, Maderia Road.

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A burned-out hotel near Weston-super-Mare’s seafront could be replaced with 40 flats.

Lynton House, in Madeira Road, could be knocked down to make way for modern flats if North Somerset Council grants permission to development company Refresh Living.

The building dates back to the late 1800s but it was destroyed by a fire in 2015. The application’s design and access statement says: “Since then it has been exposed to the elements and squatters have occupied it.”

Refresh Living wanted to build 48 flats at the hotel in June 2016, but the council rejected its application, saying it was an ‘overdevelopment’ of the site.

The new application says the building is a ‘blight’ on the area and says the new flats will range from one-bedroom to six-bedroom apartments. It adds: “The new buildings will be of high quality and of a much better standard than the existing poor-quality buildings.”

Lynton Hotel, Maderia Road.Lynton Hotel, Maderia Road.

There is no car parking planned at the site, but the application says the parking needs of residents will not be as great as hotel guests.


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