Hotel and restaurant plans for Amble to go on show

The development is planned for the area in blue.
The development is planned for the area in blue.

Plans for a new hotel and leisure facility in Amble will go on show to the public later this month.

The scheme, by Northumberland development company Arch, proposes the creation of a 30-bed hotel and 150-cover restaurant and bar.

Arch has been in discussion with an established regional hotelier, which is yet to be disclosed.

The development is proposed for an undeveloped site within Coquet Enterprise Park, off the A1068 at the town’s southern entrance.

The plans will go on show on Wednesday, September 21, from noon until 7pm, at Amble Development Trust, Fourways Two, 6 Dilston Terrace.

The development aims to build on tourism in Amble and attract more visitors, as well as having a positive impact on the regeneration of The Friendliest Port, which has previously included building the Harbour Village.

Coun Dave Ledger, chairman of Arch and Deputy Leader of Northumberland County Council, said: “Arch’s proposed plans will contribute a great deal to the regeneration of the Enterprise Park, creating new jobs for local people and boosting the local economy in Amble.

“I look forward to seeing what people make of the proposed plans and constructive feedback is always welcome.”

Subject to consultation and planning approval, the development would commence in May 2017, with the aim of completion by July 2018.

Community leaders in Amble welcomed the plans after the scheme was first announced in July. Town Mayor Jane Dargue said it would be a real boost for the area, while Ann Burke, chairman of Amble Business Club, described it as ‘excellent news’.

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