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20/04/2017

Appeal: Department store's conversion to hotel would 'enhance its setting’

Romford, Essex

An inspector has granted permission for a 1960s department store's conversion to an 85-bedroom hotel in Romford, after ruling that the development would enhance, rather than harm, the character of the area.

The three storey building, which occupies a "prominent street position" in Romford, Essex, is part-occupied, with a retailer on its ground floor, and the floors above currently vacant. The proposal sought to add a fourth storey extension to the building and convert it into an 85-room hotel and restaurant, with the exception of the ground floor, which would remain in retail use.

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