‘Anti-social behaviour’ concerns over hotel rooms conversion

Written on July 22, 2021

A Newport hotel has converted a dining room into new guest rooms, but its neighbours are concerned it is operating like a shared house or hostel and attracting “noise disturbance, trespassing and anti-social behaviour”.

The Norwood House Hotel, at Chetwynd Aston, near Newport, dates back to the 18th century and has been used as accommodation for vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic.

In a report, Telford & Wrekin Council officers recommend the borough’s planning committee grants retrospective permission for the five new rooms, assuring members the site will revert to regular guest accommodation after the pandemic.

But they note that the proposal, put forward by Norwood House Hotel Ltd, has attracted 42 objection letters and the ward councillor and parish council are also in opposition.

Full Story: Shropshire Star

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