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Hotel scheme gets backing

A COMPROMISE has been reached over plans to build a 112-bedroom hotel in Solihull town centre.

A COMPROMISE has been reached over plans to build a 112-bedroom hotel in Solihull town centre.

Earlier this year, many traders voiced concerns about the application to put the multi-storey building behind Station Road.

Businesses were worried that the scheme would cause parking and delivery problems.

But Councillor Joe Tildesley (Con, St Alphege) said that an agreement had been reached between the developer and businesses.

Solihull Council’s planning committee had considered the plans in July, but put back their decision to allow further discussions.

“There has been an awful lot of work done with this application since the last meeting. We’ve come a long way,” said Coun Tildesley.

“I thought it would be difficult to reach an agreement after all the grief and aggravation in July, but I’m pleased with the outcome.”

He paid tribute to the hard-work of traders and planners in working on a compromise.

“It’s recognised that a hotel would benefit the town centre, but if we had gone with the plans that were considered I think we would have seen some of the businesses leaving.”

 

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