Hope for summer hotel start date

PUBLISHED: 09:42 05 May 2014

An artist's impression of the new hotel.

An artist's impression of the new hotel.

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BUILDING work for a new hotel at Bristol Airport could begin in just two months time.

An artist's impression of the new hotel.An artist's impression of the new hotel.

Planning permission has yet to be granted for the proposed 251-bed hotel, although the Mercury can reveal airport bosses want to start construction work in July.

A management plan handed to the council at the end of April revealed the airport expects building work to take about 70 weeks.

North Somerset Council gave the green light to Bristol Airport to build a hotel, where the existing long-stay car park is, back in October 2010.

But the scheme was resubmitted to planners in February following a design change in a bid to make the hotel look more attractive.

An artist's impression of the new hotel.An artist's impression of the new hotel.

Fears over an increase in traffic, the hotel being too large and damage to other similar businesses in the area have all been highlighted by objectors.

Wrington Parish Council in a statement reiterated the latter concern and also called for greater emphasis on jobs at the hotel going to people living nearby, should the proposal be given the go-ahead.

North Somerset Council is due to make a final decision regarding planning permission in the coming weeks.

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