A second planning application for a hotel in Kent has been approved despite an influx of complaints from the local community.
The second planning request was submitted for the 132-bed site set to be built in Ashford because developer, Staxlink, was approaching the deadline to commence building, which had originally been set at December 10 2017.
Following the application the local council received 49 letters of objection to the proposal for the five-storey property amid concerns regarding increased traffic and inadequate parking.
The application, which includes 51 parking spaces, has generated parking concerns as the council has noted its report that: “generally hotels have in the past been required to provide one space per bedroom or unit of accommodation for employees.”
The plans are set to go ahead despite residents’ complaints as the council believes people will be able to use the hotel to access Heathrow airport.