Gosport Borough Council approves hotel expansion

Fund to support Armed Forces communities launched
January 17, 2017
New grant fund launched for marine sector start-ups and SMEs
January 17, 2017

Gosport Borough Council approves hotel expansion

Monday 18th April 2016

Premier Inn’s application to build an extra 36 bedrooms at its Gosport site has been approved by the Regulatory Board at Gosport Borough Council.

Members of the board unanimously agreed the application at their meeting earlier this month.

The council’s Economic Development Board had agreed in February to sell the council-owned land next to the hotel off Forest Way to Premier Inn for a lease of £300,000.

Councillor Richard Dickson said: ‘This application is great news. I fully support this and think it is excellent for Gosport.’

The application also includes an extra 36 parking spaces.

Source: Portsmouth News 18/04/16

Related story: see below


Since its opening in August 2013, the Premier Inn at Gosport Leisure Park has been such a success that Premier Inn has now announced they intend to extend the hotel.

At a meeting of the Economic Development Board held yesterday evening (Wednesday 4 February 2016), Members of the Board approved the sale of Council land to Premier Inn to allow the hotel to be extended to increase the number of bedrooms from 63 to 99. Premier Inn’s plans also include providing an additional 36 car parking spaces for use by visitors to the Premier Inn and the Leisure Park.

Councillor Stephen Philpott, Chairman of the Economic Development Board said, “The Council is delighted with this proposal to extend the very busy Premier Inn at Gosport Leisure Park which makes an important contribution to the economy, particularly in the tourism sector for the Borough. It is great that a national company like Premier Inn are continuing to invest in Gosport.”

Graham Hedley, Project and Programme Manager, said “We are delighted to have agreed terms to acquire land that could pave the way for a new 36-bedroom extension to our Gosport Premier Inn. Our hotel has been a great success with consistently strong visitor numbers and high customer demand – our new extension will deliver £2.5m in fresh investment and create around 4 new jobs. Having agreed the deal on the land, we will now produce a planning proposal for submission to Gosport Borough Council.”

It is anticipated that the planning application will be made shortly.

Source: Gosport Borough Council 05/02/16