Let There Be Light: A detailed assessment of the proposed India Buildings hotel.



For those with time and inclination, the Old Town Community Council has produced a detailed assessment of the hotel application and the corresponding planning process (see link below), revealing that the Council’s planning report in favour of the hotel was ”significantly flawed’, presenting insufficient, misleading, contradictory information, representing a clear conflict of interests due to the proposed disposal of valuable public assets implicated with the application.


Moreover, key documents obtained since the hearing, through Freedom of Information requests, were withheld from Councillors, which would have almost certainly resulted in the hotel being REFUSED, given that planning consent was only narrowly granted by 8 votes to 6.


For anyone intrigued enough, who actually found time to read the above assessment, you may like to follow this up by viewing the Council’s web cam of the proceedings, which further exposes the sorry debacle which resulted in the controversial proposed hotel being awarded planning permission:


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