New 45-bedroom extension at The Principal Hotel York looks set for approval


A proposal to build a 45-bedroom extension at The Principal Hotel in York looks set to be approved when it gets put to planners next week.

Earlier this year it was revealed that the hotel plans to build a new wing on the Leeman Road side of the grounds, close to its conference centre, in a bid to meet increased demand.

The building would be four-storeys tall and house an extra 45 rooms.

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City of York Council planning officers have recommended the scheme is approved at a meeting next Thursday.

A report prepared for the planning committee says a similar extension was granted approval in 2016 and adds: “Historic England is broadly comfortable with the principle of an extension in this position however the impact of the proposed development upon views from the city walls is unclear.

“The application would provide 45 additional bedrooms specifically related to the conference facilities of the hotel through a new dedicated reception point.”

The Principal Hotel York opened in 2016 after a multi-million pound renovation.

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