New 13-bed boutique hotel plan for Northampton

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Plans for a new 13-bedroom boutique hotel and Indian restaurant in Northampton are set to be approved by the end of the month.

Guildhall Pension Scheme in the city is bidding to transform two vacant Edwardian buildings into The Guild Hotel and Restaurant in plans expected to be given the green light by Northampton Borough Council by the end of February.

A design statement by HDA Architecture, submitted to the council, states: “The Guild Hotel and Restaurant will offer a great dining experience of traditional Indian cuisine in relaxed surroundings and comfortable letting rooms with en-suite facilities.”

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As part of the proposals there will be the removal of a prior extension to the rear of the buildings, which were built as town houses, with a new seating area for the restaurant created in its place.

It is also proposed to erect an extraction flue to serve the restaurant kitchen and to install dormer windows to the roof.
The planning application is recommended for approval providing eight conditions are met.

One of these requires the developers to carry out a noise assessment survey on the proposed extraction flue.

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