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Attwood approves boutique hotel in Derry

Published on Tue, 2 Jul 2013 by ecomms@doeni.gov.uk.
Environment Minister Alex Attwood today announced his decision to grant planning permission for a new boutique hotel development in Derry.
The 17 bed boutique hotel and bar facilities will be developed in the former Bank building on Shipquay Street, Derry. The building, located within the historic city conservation area is grade B1 listed.

Alex Attwood said: “This is good news for Derry. With the recent announcement by Lonely Planet that Northern Ireland is in the top 10 European travel destinations, this boutique hotel in the heart of Derry will enhance choice for tourists, business travellers as well as local people.

“I am committed to the regeneration of Derry City as the economic heart of the North West. Planning decisions on hotels, Fort George, Ebrington, the Peace Bridge, the Science Park and many more besides, show a firm commitment to help shape this historic City now and in to the future.

“One of the major opportunities arising from the City’s title as UK City of Culture 2013 is the increase in visitor numbers. DOE has approved a total of 386 additional bed spaces.”

Boutique hotels are often individual and focused on offering their services in a comfortable, intimate, and welcoming setting, so they are very unlikely to be found amongst the homogeneity of large hotels.

Notes to editors:

1. Planning application A/2013/0041/LBC and A/2013/0043/F were received by the Department on 30 January 2013.

2. The applicant is Foyleview Builders Ltd.

3. There have been no objections to the scheme.

4. This was a streamlined application.

5. Decision notice to approve to issue in the next couple of days.

6. For all media enquiries contact DOE Press Office Tel: 028 9025 6058. Out of office hours, call the Executive Information Service’s Duty Press Officer on 07699 715440 and your call will be returned.
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