Warwick planning roundup: Controversial homes, pub's conversion and hotel plans

By James Smith

10th Feb 2024 | Local News

An artist's impression of how the houses would look at Cape Road (image via planning application)
An artist's impression of how the houses would look at Cape Road (image via planning application)

Here are the biggest planning stories from the last week in and around Warwick.

Controversial Homes

A neighbouring business is one of a number of objectors to plans to build nine homes along the Grand Union Canal, saying it is "extremely concerned" about the potential development.

Cape Homes Ltd last year revealed a scheme for a series of three-bedroom homes on currently undeveloped land at Cape Road.

If approved, the application would see a three-storey building built, as well as 27 car parking spaces.

But neighbouring firm Maxi Group Ltd - which runs a distribution centre and warehouse on Cape Road - has objected to the planning application.

Read the story here.


Pub to Apartments

Town councillors have backed fresh plans to repurpose a canalside pub - just months after it was put up for sale.

Developer Cresco Investors Limited had previously applied for planning permission to flatten the Waterside Inn and replace it with a 40-bed apartment building before withdrawing the plans last year following a number of objections.

Previous planning applications to Warwick District Council had said there had been a "universally negative" response to try and secure a new operator to reopen the business.

The Queensway boozer was then put on the market with local agent Bromwich Hardy, with a guide price of £2,750,000. The listing has since been taken down.

Since then Cresco has put forward a more modest scheme, this time to turn the Waterside into eight residential units.

Read more here.


Hotel's Plans

Neighbours have objected to "unbearable" plans to keep a recently refurbished patio area at a Victorian Warwick hotel.

A retrospective planning application has been submitted to Warwick District Council by the Warwick Arms Hotel for renovations to an already existing patio area.

After the new owners took over they spent more than £120,000 in the first year as part of a "long-term renovation programme" for the hotel's 40 bedrooms.

And the plans will be decided on next week.

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