New hotel and apartments planned for vacant Chesterfield site

New life looks set to be breathed into a derelict site in Chesterfield.

Thursday, 1st October 2020, 7:00 am

WestOne Capital Group has submitted a planning application to build a 133-room hotel and 34 apartments, along with a café and restaurant, on currently vacant land at Basil Close.

Members of Chesterfield Borough Council’s planning committee are recommended to grant conditional permission for the application at a meeting on Monday.

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An artist's impression of the planned development. Picture from WestOne Capital Group.

A statement submitted to the borough council on behalf of the applicant said: “The development seeks to make efficient use of this brownfield site and vastly improve its current state.

“The applicants have provisionally agreed terms with a budget hotel chain.

“The hotel clients and apartment residents will help to contribute to the local economic growth as well as improving the local environment as no use of car to access the town is required.”

A report which will be considered by members of the planning committee states: “The proposal has the potential to have a significant positive impact on employment with jobs at the hotel.

An artist's impression of the planned development. Picture from WestOne Capital Group.

“The scheme delivers the opportunity to smarten a prominent corner plot at a key entry point into the town centre.”

Eight parking spaces would be created as part of the proposed development.

The report added: “The site is close to the rail station which will be particularly attractive to hotel visitors – however, there are many public car parks in the vicinity which can be easily utilised in connection with the development.

“The developer may separately have a discussion with the borough council regarding an arrangement for parking on its car parks for hotel guests and residents of the apartments.”

The site of the proposed development. Picture from Google.

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The site of the proposed development. Picture from Google.