Seafront hotel plans thrown out by council

Blackpool Councillor 'Coun David Owen
Blackpool Councillor 'Coun David Owen
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A seafront hotel has lost its bid to make changes to its front entrance after planners ruled the proposals were not inkeeping with the resort.

Plans had been submitted to Blackpool Council seeking to extend the front porch of the Lyndene Hotel, on the Promenade.

It was hoped the 
alterations would enable the hotel to manage weather conditions better in relation to the entrance.

But the council, whose planning chairman is Coun David Owen, refused the application using delegated powers.

A report says: “The proposed front extension would have a significantly detrimental impact on the appearance of the hotel and the wider Promenade frontage by virtue of its poor design.”

It adds: “It would result in an incongruous feature in the street scene, which would result in groups of people congregating on the public footpath at peak times.”