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Redevelopment of Salterns Harbourside Hotel approved

Plans for the redevelopment of the Salterns Harbourside Hotel have been approved by councillors.

Members of Borough of Poole’s Planning Committee voted unanimously to grant the planning application submitted by Salterns Marina Ltd, subject to conditions, at a meeting held on 19 May 2016.

The application includes the demolition of all the existing buildings, including the hotel, and the erection of two multi-storey mixed use developments containing 73 residential units, a 60 bedroom hotel as well as restaurants, offices and marina service facilities. It also includes the construction of a new quay wall around the development and raising the site by 3.6m as part of the sea defence for the area.

The proposal includes a seven-storey building accommodating a 60-bedroom hotel with marina changing rooms and shower facilities, a bar, 6 commercial units at ground level, treatment rooms, swimming pools and a gymnasium and changing facilities at lower ground floor level. In addition it includes 24 apartments comprising 4 one-bedroom, 9 two-bedroom, 10 three-bedroom and 1 four-bedroom apartments and a restaurant and function room on the top floor. The application also includes basement parking, which contains a number of double stacked spaces for the hotel, residential and public use plus surface parking totalling 226 car parking spaces.

The proposed building on the site of the Salterns Hotel will accommodate 4 one-bedroom, 10 two-bedroom, 16 three-bedroom and 1 four-bedroom apartments together with 12 two-bedroom and 2 three-bedroom duplexes. In addition there will be two 2.5-bedroom apartments.

Cllr Peter Pawlowski, Chairman of the Planning Committee, Borough of Poole, said: "The Committee welcomed this bold, exciting and forward looking development proposal which offered extensive economic, environmental and social improvements to this area and the borough as a whole. A detailed and extensive examination of the planning issues resulted in a unanimous vote to grant planning permission."

The full application (APP/15/00875/F) can be viewed online at poole.gov.uk/planningapplications.