Hall Farm Hotel expansion given the go-ahead


Councillors have given the green light to a bedrooms’ extension at Hall Farm Hotel, after an increase in demand from guests.

A total of nine new bedrooms will be created from barn buildings located on the site in Ashby-cum-Fenby, which has been called a ‘credit to the borough’ by local Conservative Iain Colquhoun.

The buildings will retain a ‘courtyard’ feel with a covered walkway to function rooms, and add to Hall Farm’s eight luxury bedrooms, taking the total on offer to 17.

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Speaking to the Grimsby Telegraph, Matthew Durrant, owner of the conference and wedding venue, said concerns raised by local residents around noise and traffic had been addressed.

"We have been trading for 22 years and we are responding to customer demand," he said.

"We are very busy; we have guests who want to stay and cannot because we don’t have enough bedrooms.”

At the council’s latest Planning Committee meeting, Ukip’s Henry Hudson praised the "expansion of a successful business".

"I cannot see anything negative," he said.