A hotel in Essex described as ‘run-down’ and ‘past its sell by date’ is to be knocked down as plans for a new hotel on site are approved.
The 130-year-old Cliff Hotel will be replaced by a new Art Deco style hotel, apartments and a restaurant, as the proposal was given the green light by residents.
The new building would be six stories high, with the hotel being home to 60 bedrooms.
Residents welcomed the scheme, saying the town was in ‘desperate need’ of more rooms, and the hotel would be a ‘great addition’ to the area.
The new hotel would have apartments at the front looking out to sea, and the hotel rooms at the back in a self-contained section of the building.
The height of the building would be staggered at the back to limit the visual impact – there would also be car parking on two levels and a restaurant and bar.