Plans for a new hotel in Leicester have been recommended for approval.
The hotel would be built at 432 Melton Road, where the restaurant Indigo currently stands.
The three-storey restaurant would be demolished to make way for a one, two and five storey building providing a mixed-use facility with a banqueting hall and ceremony room, restaurant, and hotel.
106 objections and four petitions have been received focusing mainly on whether the proposed use is acceptable here, the impact on wildlife, the appearance of the proposed building, the impact on residential amenity, and highway/ traffic/parking congestion.
A council document recommending the green light says: “Consideration has been given to potentially adverse impacts such as the loss of trees and an increase in traffic and associated air pollution.
“On the other hand it will have benefits including providing services and employment, a landmark building, a more efficient use of land, improved landscaping, and a Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) that will reduce the risk of flooding. Concerns such as the
implications for wildlife have been addressed and will be mitigated.”