Former hotel to be demolished to make way for housing

Poolsbrook Hotel.

Poolsbrook Hotel.

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A former ‘eyesore’ hotel is to be demolished to make way for housing.

Chesterfield Borough Council has granted conditional planning permission for Obell Developments Ltd to knock down Poolsbrook Hotel near Staveley.

After the demolition, 30 properties – including a combination of flats and homes – will be built on the site at Staveley Road.

Resident Daniel Sellers welcomed the plans.

He said: “I feel the former Poolsbrook Hotel building has no architectural interest and is in a very poor condition.

“Its demolition will remove an ‘eyesore’ and source of anti-social behaviour.”

An Obell Developments Ltd spokesman said: “Currently Poolsbrook Hotel is the only building on this site. The associated land and the building itself are run down and in need of serious repair to successfully promote a positive change to the wider area.

“The scheme responds to the visual impact on this portion of the village by eliminating a largely redundant building with overgrown scrubland and introduces a vibrant rejuvenation solution.

“The scheme delivers a mix of housing styles that reflect the needs of the area.”

Obell Developments Ltd must complete the project within the next three years.