for 75-room Travelodge hotel in Highbridge get cautious welcome
for a brand new 75-room Travelodge hotel in Highbridge have been
unveiled this week, with a cautious welcome being given by the town's
Chamber of Trade.
plans from ERC Developments reveal it intends to build a hotel with
75 bedrooms, 75 parking spaces, and a built-in cafe/bar, on vacant
land to the east of Bennett Road on the Isleport Business Park.
four-storey hotel will create five full-time jobs and 16 part-time
roles if it gets approved.
would be located next to the town's planned new Aldi superstore,
pictured in the plans below, which was approved by Sedgemoor District
Council in May.
Murphy, Chairman of Highbridge Chamber of Trade, gave a cautious
welcome to the scheme this week. He told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Travelodge
have identified a gap in the market and while it would create new
jobs in some roles such as cleaning, reception and food, I do have
Aldi supermarket, a McDonalds
take-away and a Travelodge here on the site could be the start
of an out-of-town retail development which would take people away
from our town centres."
like this attract transient people travelling through the area,
rather than long stayers, and they don't offer entertainment facilities
or conference space that would be welcome."
District Council is welcoming comments on the application - reference
number 11/17/00096 - until the deadline of August 25th when it will
be considered by councillors.
about a new hotel coming to the site were first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com
earlier this year when both Premier Inn and Travelodge were linked
to the site.