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News in brief: Donington up for award, Guernsey hotel goes ahead

Words: Laura Edgar

News in brief: Tuesday, 23 September, 2014

Guernsey hotel gets the go-ahead

A five star hotel has been given the go-ahead by Guernsey’s Environment Department and will be built on the former Idlerocks Hotel site. Plans for the hotel include 35 en-suite bedrooms, a spa, restaurant and local residential accommodation. Owners Ramble Rocks Limited have to meet certain conditions, including protecting the nearby site of conservation and trees as well as allowing the archaeologists access to the site.

Manchester’s Woodsend Circle redevelopment is due to start

Construction work on the existing Woodsend Circle retails and residential site will begin on 29 September. LSP Developments have appointed WH Snow as the main contractor. The development includes a Sainsburys Local Convenience Store, a Co-op Pharmacy, and a William Hill betting shop. The project will take 60 weeks and should be completed towards the end of 2015.

Residents group call to abolish town council

The Association of Billingham Residents, Teesside, is calling for a referendum to abolish the town council, claiming it does not benefit the public and fails to engage with the community over the way public money is spent. However, the town council’s executive said to the BBC that a referendum would cost the people of Billingham a lot of money.

Sewage leak prevention work carried out

After a pump was blocked at the Maidenhead Treatment Works and fish were killed in June, work to prevent further sewage leaks into the River Thames in Berkshire has been carried out. Thames Water has replaced waste water filters and the company is continuing to upgrade storage tanks at the Maidenhead site.

Donington deal shortlisted for award

The deal that saw Formula E global headquarters located at Donington Park, Leicestershire, has been shortlisted for MIPIM UK and Estates Gazette Regional Deal of the Year Award, a property and regeneration award. The nomination acknowledges the swift negotiation, planning and construction of the new Western Paddock Complex that enabled Formula E to base their headquarters at Donington Park.

Image courtesy of Kevin McDonnell