Friday, June 18, 2010

Plans for old Golden Wonder building approved

While I was in Shropshire, or at least preoccupied with packing to go there, Harborough District Council's planning committee approved plans for the conversion of Golden Wonder's old headquarters in the town.

According to the Harborough Mail:
The scheme involves a 60-bed Travelodge hotel plus shops and potentially two restaurants, a bar and offices in the building.

This is good news as the building (where I used to work) has lain unused for too long.

Two objectors are mentioned by the newspaper. A nearby hotel upheld the traditions of Market Harborough's business class by complaining about competition in the town.

And, bizarrely, the police were concerned about the creation of "an overnight population being created requiring a greater police presence".

1 comment:

Martin Brookes @oakhamuk said...

plenty of objectors of that type here in Rutland. Do they really prefer to look at that boarded up building