Council Asked To Renew St Martin’s Hotel Planning Consent

St Martin's Hotel

St Martin’s Hotel

The Council has been asked to renew planning permission for the remodelling of St Martin’s Hotel.

Councillors backed an application to turn the hotel into 19 serviced suites in April 2010, but planning consent runs out if work isn’t started within three years of approval.

The company that operates the hotel went into liquidation in February and a creditors’ meeting was held last Monday.

It’s not clear whether the applicant, who has applied through an agent, wants to rebuild the property or just renew permissions. Having planning consent can add value to a property.

Peter Sykes, who was sole director of St Martin’s on the Isle Limited, has not returned our call yet.

In applying for the consent in 2010, the hotel owners felt that the addition of an outdoor pool, decking outside the bistro and suites with balconies was needed to meet today’s visitors requirements.

It’s unlikely that the application will need to go before the full Planning committee because there are no changes to the original plans.