The pub on the site will remain open
A 39-bedroom hotel behind a neighbourhood pub looks set to be given the go-ahead by planners this week.
Pub chain Marston’s wants to build a two-storey ‘lodge-style’ hotel – believed to be a Premier Inn – next to the Oldmoor Lodge pub in Mornington Crescent, Nuthall.
Each of the 39 rooms will have an en suite bathroom, but no other facilities.
The hotel would also have a reception area and car parking for residents, with meals being served at the existing pub, which will remain open.
The site is located one-and-a-half miles from junction 26 of the M1 motorway, and is approximately 11,225 square metres (2.77 acres).
Philip Owen, a councillor at Nuthall Parish Council, sits on the planning committee but told the Post he had received ‘half a dozen or more’ complaints about the proposal from nearby residents.
He said: “I have had a fair amount of objections from local residents who are expressing concerns to me about the potential for disturbance if approval is given.
“They are worried about noise, traffic and anti-social behaviour.
“The Mornington estate is plagued by petty crime. We had a public meeting recently and residents are very concerned about the amount of crime coming over from the Broxtowe estate.
“There are concerns that a hotel and car park will lead to the levels of crime rising.”
Marston’s was not available for comment.
The development has been recommended for approval by officers at Broxtowe Borough Council and will no be considered by the planning committee on Wednesday (April 18).