Cumbrian hotel’s new £1.5m tourist development plans stall as case is deferred

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A hotel in Cumbria that submitted plans to expand and diversify its accommodation offering has delayed the proposal after its owners asked for the ruling to be deferred.

The Melbreak Hotel near Great Clifton was due to see a decision made on the construction of a new caravan park and 20 camping pods in a field behind the hotel, but now owners Ian and Caroline Hughes have requested for the decision to delayed.

Allerdale Council’s development panel was due to consider the plans, which planning officers have recommended for approval, yesterday.

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The planned development would cost approximately £1.5m and is similar to a scheme that was approved eight years ago, but on a smaller scale. The planning permission for that proposal expired when it was met by opposition from locals.

The new plans are for 14 pitches, 20 camping pods, toilet, shower and dish washing areas and 34 parking spaces.

The Melbreak Hotel is a family-run hotel, converted from an 18th century farmstead into a 36-bedroom hotel and two luxury suites, plus a lounge bar and conservatory restaurant.

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