Artist's impression of the new hotel development at Tyram Lakes in Doncaster
Ambitious plans to develop a new 104-bedroom four-star hotel at an eco-resort have been given the go-ahead.
The hotel development at Tyram Lakes in Doncaster will create over 50 jobs and form the cornerstone of the grand design for the 65-acre site which includes over 50 eco-lodges.
Doncaster Council’s Planning Committee approved the £20m proposals this week.
National planning and development consultancy Lichfields successfully managed the planning process on behalf of the Leeds-based Rothgen Group.
Jonathan Standen, planning director at Lichfields’ Leeds city centre office, said: “The Tyram Lakes Hotel, Spa & Resort is the first development of its type in the UK.
“The hotel is crucial to the evolution of the wider scheme and we are delighted to secure the necessary planning approval for our clients, the Rothgen Group.”
Standen said one of the key features of the development is its sensitive incorporation into the Humberhead Peatland National Nature Reserve.
The hotel will actively promote an appreciation of the ecology of the area, and features a living ‘green roof’; energy generation from roof mounted solar panels and ground source heat pumps.
Standen continued: “The boutique hotel will be at the heart of the resort, which enjoys unspoilt woodlands and landscapes making it the ideal location for this eco-resort.”
The hotel will provide 104 bedrooms, together with conference, wedding, dining and spa facilities.
Car parking will be provided for 197 vehicles with 16 electric charging points, 12 disabled parking spaces, 10 motorcycle and 36 cycle bays.
Work is currently underway on the first stage of the wider development with the creation of 50 floating eco-lodges on the largest of the four lakes at the resort.
The wider master plan includes wooden eco-lodges including lakeside floating timber lodges and woodland retreats.
Over 150 people will be employed during the construction phase at the site, which is located 13km east of Doncaster at Lindholme. It is not yet known when building work will begin. The architect on the scheme is London-based BACA Architects.
Standen added: “The concept is unique; a development offering luxury hotel accommodation with innovative design underpinned by a complementary and sustainable approach to construction, operation and renewable resources all set in a high-quality and ecologically rich setting."
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