Waverley’s Southern Area Planning Committee is being recommended by Council officers to approve plans to refurbish Haslemere’s Georgian Hotel.
The plans for a £2 million facelift and refurbishment of the hotel have been on public display at the hotel for the last three months. They include a new public bar, a function space / restaurant to cater for up to 150 guests, private dining areas and an external garden. The hotel’s kitchen is being enlarged to cater for up to 1,200 meals a day, and the hotel’s 12 bedrooms and public spaces will all be renovated.
Hundreds of local people have added their names to a petition which has been available with the display.
Richard Angel, Chief Executive of Lannister House, said:
“We’ve had a wonderful response from Haslemere residents, and we would like to thank all of those that signed the petition supporting the plans.
“The plans will save the Georgian Hotel as a key historic asset along Haslemere’s High Street, attract more tourists to the town and provide a high-quality food and beverage offer with a substantially enhanced space for functions and weddings.
“We want the Georgian to be a place that people will want to come – whether it is to drink, eat or stay. We will be open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and supper and we will champion the South Downs countryside, using local produce and suppliers wherever we can.”
“Our planning application was submitted in March 2018 - over a year ago - and this has been a very uncertain period, particularly for the 30 staff we employ. If Councillors approve these plans, they will not only protect those jobs, but generate further ones.”
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