Decision on upmarket 20-bed boutique for Stockton to come to a head next week

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A decision on whether a new upmarket boutique hotel will be built on Yarm High Street in Stockton-on-Tees will come to a head before the end of next week.

The proposal for a 20-bed ‘high quality’ hotel complete with a bar and bistro has been submitted by Maher Entertainments and met with a mixed response from both residents and local businesses.

Now the decision will be made by Stockton Council on whether the project should get the green light or not.

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Jake Majid of Maher Entertainments said: “This is the only thing we can see as viable for this site. But a hotel by itself isn’t viable – the bar and bistro make it viable.

“We’re not going to spare any expense. It will be a high quality development.”

Yarm town councillor Andrew Sherris supports the boutique hotel plans.

“This is a most significant landmark site positioned at the entrance to Yarm High Street,” he said.

Objectors to the new project have raised a number of concerns, including anti-social behaviour and car parking issues, litter, devaluation of property, loss of privacy, means of access, noise, smell, over development of site and visual impact.

The final decision will be made on Wednesday May 25.

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