120-year-old police site in Nottinghamshire to be transformed into boutique hotel


The site that housed Retford’s police station for approximately 120 years could be re-purposed into a 12-bed boutique hotel.

The Victorian building, which has sat dormant for over the past 12 months, is set to be transformed into a ‘high-class’ venue if the planning work is given the go ahead.

The MCA Partnership submitted a ‘change of use to hotel, restaurant and bar’ application to planning bosses at Bassetlaw Council in Nottinghamshire.

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The application summary said: “Our aim is to provide a high-class establishment with the emphasis on a quality experience for our hotel and restaurant guests.

“The premises will be operated by an established local business, employing the region of 20 local people. We believe this proposal will conserve and enhance the building without having a detrimental effect on the neighbouring properties and businesses.”

No extensions or building work are proposed as part of the plans, and the existing car park would be utilised for guests.

Derek Turner, of the Retford Civic Society, told Lincolnshire Live: “It’s going to be a great asset to Retford and we are short of accommodation options. It will increase footfall and get more people into what is a fine market town.”

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