Cliff House Hotel could be converted to flats

Martha Elwell By Martha Elwell
08 January 2018 | Updated 08 January 2018

UK: Award-winning Cliff House Hotel could become flats if new plans are approved

Bournemouth's Cliff House Hotel could be converted into flats if a recent planning application gets the green light.

The award-winning hotel, a member of the French group Hôtels de Charme et de Caractère, is currently closed for an extended winter period until early April, according to its website.

A recent planning application states: "Due to the unviability of the existing Cliff House Hotel, together with the many years of marketing, it is extremely unlikely that the site will be used for tourism again."

Local council planning regulations require evidence of the lack of viability of tourism sites to be presented before permission is granted for change of use.

The application states: "Despite the substantial experience of the owners in the hospitality sector and intensive marketing and promotion strategies across multiple platforms, the hotel business continues to have poor occupancy levels and remains unviable."

Minor external alterations would be made to the main building as part of the conversion.

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