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Appeal: Hotel-to-homeless accommodation conversion approved for Motherwell

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A reporter has approved the change of use of the former Old Mill Hotel in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire to a residential training centre for people who are homeless, addicted and long term unemployed.

Reporter Karen Black noted concerns from the council and local residents about the loss of the previous use as a hotel, and whether the proposed facility constitutes a best use of the site. Though Black found that the local plan aims to protect community facilities in general, she found that there was no specific policy presumption in favour of retaining the hotel use. She judged that the loss .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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