Plans to build two new Travelodge hotels in Newton Abbot and Ipswich have been approved by councillors.
Councillors at Teignbridge District Council have approved plans for a new Travelodge hotel to be built in the centre of Newton Abbot.
The project involves the development of the current Halcyon Road car park into a 72-room Travelodge and Bar Café restaurant. Councillors said that it was a long-term aim for the town to attract a national hotel brand, which will boost footfall and spending within the area.
Cllr Jackie Hook added: “This is a long term aspiration which will assist the recovery of the town and town centre post-Covid.”
Meanwhile, Ipswich Borough Council has granted planning permission for a 100-room Travelodge in Ipswich.
The hotel will be located near to Ipswich Town Football Club, in the CBD and within a short walk of the railway station and the town centre. It will be developed by the Burney Group on an under-used car park in Russell Road. The hotel will be Travelodge’s fifth in Ipswich
This is a long term aspiration which recognises the opportunity tourism brings to the town and it will assist the recovery of town centre post-Covid.Cllr Jackie Hook, Teignbridge District Council