Councillors reject scheme to redevelop Lady Anne's hotel
The controversial scheme to redevelop the historic Lady Anne's Hotel in Stamford has been thrown out by councillors.
Burghley Estates were seeking South Kesteven District Council's permission to double the size of the Hotel with 50 bedrooms, a meeting room, a conference centre, and an extended restaurant and bar.
However, the council's development control committee went against Ian Wright (the planning officer)'s recommendation for approval and voted to reject the scheme on Tuesday, quoting traffic problems and doubts about the scale of the works.
The hotel expansion would have reduced the number of parking spaces at the hotel from 115 to 75 and it had got widespread opposition. Eight nearby residents attended the meeting, who claimed that it would be a severe loss of amenity to locals, and would pose an unacceptable safety risk.
Burghley Estates said that the development would create 17 jobs.
Eight committee members voted to reject with two opposing the refusal and the meeting lasted nearly three hours.