OYO Hotel on Kingsway to be converted into seven self-contained apartments
Planning permission has been granted to transform the OYO Hotel MJ on Kingsway into seven self-contained apartments, it has been confirmed.
“To achieve the desired floorspace, the proposal also includes the creation of a second floor including rear extensions and alterations.
“The proposal would include minor alterations to the front of the premises including the installation of velux windows. However, these would overlook the seafront and therefore there would be no additional overlooking issues to neighbouring properties.”
Despite this, neighbours in nearby properties have spoken out against the move, citing noise and odour concerns.
The report continues: “Due to the conversion of the premises into flats, there could be increased activity at the site, and the level of noise and disturbance to neighbours could potentially increase.
“However the existing hotel use must be acknowledged and the site is located in a busy area and it is not considered that comings and goings in the area will result in a material increase in adverse impacts, particular as the existing use as a hotel would have visitors coming and going every day.
“The same applies for internal noise. Nevertheless, the Council’s Environmental Health Officer has confirmed that restrictions should be in place such as hours of construction to protect residential amenity.”
Demolition and construction work has been limited to between 8am and 6pm on Monday to Friday, 8am to 1pm on Saturday and no work on Sundays or Bank Holidays.
The official reason for approval is stated as: “The Local Planning Authority has had regard to development plan policies and especially those in the North East Lincolnshire Local Plan.
“The proposal would not harm the area character or residential amenity and is acceptable under all other planning considerations. This proposal is approved in accordance with the North East Lincolnshire Local Plan 2013-2032.”