Plans re-submitted for hotel in Portland Road, South Norwood, for old Queens Arms pub site
Plans for a controversial hotel in South Norwood have been re-submitted after they were initially rejected.
Proposals for a hotel at the site of the old Queens Arms pub in Portland Road, Woodside, were rejected at a strategic planning committee meeting two weeks ago.
Councillors unanimously rejected the application after raising concerns about the design of the site and the lack of disabled parking, but the applicant Event Investments Limited, have submitted another planning application barely a week later.
Residents have until March 20, to raise their objections against the scheme. Some objectors fear the hotel would turn into a hostel or a homeless shelter planning permission is granted.
Charles Moran, of CMA Planning Limited, acting on behalf of the applicant, assured residents at the last planning meeting that the hotel would not be used as a hostel.
South Norwood resident Richard Hough said he was concerned about the plans.
He said: "Single beds and cooking equipment in rooms is not normal for a hotel plan. A condition should be passed that it must trade as a hotel for at least five years before any change can be looked at."