Plans re-submitted for 80-bedroom hotel south of Lincoln

Restaurant owners have re-submitted outline plans for an 80-bedroom hotel next to a busy roundabout on the A46 dual carriageway south of Lincoln.

The Dovecote restaurant has applied for permission to construct the hotel on adjacent land near to the Halfway House roundabout off the A46 at Swinderby.

The site proposed for development is a current car park and the hotel would predominantly be constructed over two storeys, with part of the project on three floors.

Hotel accommodation at the site would complement the restaurant, which has a licence for weddings, and the proposal also includes conference and meeting rooms.

Five disabled parking spaces out of a total of 91 would be generated and six bedrooms would have disabled facilities with wheelchair access.

An estimated 30 jobs sourced from the local area would be created as part of the proposed development.

A closer look at the proposed development site. Photo: Google Street View

A closer look at the proposed development site. Photo: Google Street View

The applicants said: “Research has shown that due to Lincoln’s economy growing that there is inadequate hotel provision and that another three to four hotels could be supported in the local area.

“There is inadequate hotel provision in nearby Newark and many travellers from the A1 have to drive to hotels along the A46 nearer to Lincoln.”

Previous proposals and a full application for a hotel on the site was approved by North Kesteven District Council but the developers wished to expand on their initial plans.

After conversations with the council, it was recommended to submit the plans as an outline application, with full details to be included at a later stage.

North Kesteven District Council will consider the plans at a planning meeting to be scheduled.