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Barkingside Wetherspoon plans to build 47 room hotel in the New Fairlop Oak car park

PUBLISHED: 10:32 21 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:20 21 February 2018

Plans for the hotel in the New Fairlop Oak car park. Picture: Redbridge Council Planning website

Plans for the hotel in the New Fairlop Oak car park. Picture: Redbridge Council Planning website

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An application has been submitted to build a hotel in a pub car park.

Barkingside gv's for Ilford wrap. Fairlop Oak PubBarkingside gv's for Ilford wrap. Fairlop Oak Pub

JD Wetherspoon PLC has put in proposals to Redbridge Council to build a four-storey block with 47 guestrooms at the New Fairlop Oak, Fencepiece Road, Barkingside.

In the plans seen by the Recorder, their agent said: “The ar park to the south and west of the existing public house buildings is underused.

“The applicant wishes to develop the site of the car park as a new hotel providing 47 new bedrooms.

“The applicant is confident that there is the established need for hotel accommodation at an affordable price to visitors to Barkingside and the surrounding areas.”

If approved, each bedroom will have en-suite facilities and some rooms will have interconnecting doors to allow for family accommodation.

Wheelchair accessible rooms will be provided at ground floor level and two passenger lifts will serve the whole complex.

If erected the development will take the total number of car parking spaces at the site down from 29 to seven.

But the company do say that there is in excess of 1,200 pay to park car parking spaces available within 500 metres of the pub and “considerable on-street private car parking available” in nearby streets”.The hotel will also have a secure onsite cycle storage facility.

“J D Wetherspoon has very successfully developed underused land and buildings in its estate to create hotel bedrooms,” the proposals stated.

“ These developments covering the whole of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland have been most successful and well received by the communities in which they are established.”

In contrast to nearby buildings, including the award-winning space outside Fullwell Cross Library, the development is set to be “ unashamedly contemporary”.

The ground floor walls will be coated in stone cladding, while the central block will have sheets of copper attached to the outside.

Metal window frames will be coloured and the entrance canopy will be made from timber.

Some section will also show brickwork as well.

To view the proposals or comment on the plans, search application number 4793/17 at planning.redbridge.gov.uk


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