Planning permission has been granted for a new 24 bed boutique hotel with bar and restaurant facilities at the junction of Foyle Street and Shipquay Place in Derry.
The permission was granted to the Elm Village Company.
The application is for the refurbishment and extension of the buildings at 1-4 Shipquay Place and 7-17 Foyle Street, but not including the corner buildings of the Gainsborough Bar or the former Madden’s tobacconist buildings.
The proposal also includes a bar/restaurant area and an Italian restaurant.
As part of the overall proposal there were two documents, one covering the full application, and
one for the listed building consent.
Members of the Planning Committee were informed last night that no objections were received in relation to the application and that all consultations with relevant bodies has taken place and been approved with conditions.
Speaking after the meeting the Council’s Chief Executive John Kelpie said that Council in its new role as the local planning authority was pleased to play its part in the delivery of new infrastructural tourism developments that will serve the tourism and cultural offering of the City and District in keeping with the objectives of the Community Plan.