Plans for 'high quality' hotel at The Rob Roy in Berwick get the green light

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A property in Tweedmouth is set to re-open its doors as an application to refurbish the building has been given the go ahead.

The bid by Craig Rowan was recently approved by Northumberland County Council under delegated powers. It includes removing the restaurant and public bar element that had been part of the offering – along with accommodation for guests – for many years until it closed.

The extra space will enable him and his team to provide a new ‘high quality bespoke’ hotel.

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A design, access and heritage statement on behalf of the applicant highlighted the fact that the building would be occupied once again for business purposes.

The Rob Roy pictured by Google in June 2023.The Rob Roy pictured by Google in June 2023.
The Rob Roy pictured by Google in June 2023.

It also stated: ‘It is the applicant’s intention to redesign the internal layout of the premises and to form nine letting en-suite rooms. Therefore, there is no change in the number of letting rooms offered within the premises.

‘The applicant intends to extend the accommodation over the ground and first floors, whilst removing the restaurant and public bar element.

‘The interior of the premises will be finished to an extremely high standard, implemented by an appointed interior designer, which will ensure the property will achieve and aspire to provide high quality bespoke accommodation in the local area.’

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The report by council planning officers included the following: ‘It is considered that the proposals are of an appropriate design and represent an appropriate form of development that would not have a significant adverse impact on the appearance of the property, the street scene or the amenity of nearby residents.’

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