Inverness Hotel Given The Green Light


(Picture credit: SRP Ltd Artist Impression)

SRP Ltd.’s plans for a new 210-bedroom hotel in the city centre have just been recommended for approval. The hotel is to be six-storey’s tall and it to be located in what is now the Rose Street car park.

The final decision will be made on Tuesday (29th October) by Highland Council’s south planning applications committee; however, planning officers have already given it the go-ahead.

This step forwards comes despite concerns from the Inverness Design Review Panel, who suggested that the hotel’s size was too big for its surroundings. The Inverness Design Review Panel provides advice to businesses preparing planning applications for large or important developments within the city.

Developers disagreed with this conclusion saying that a smaller hotel would be financially impractical.

If approved the new plans would allow for not only the hotel but shop units at street level, a rear car park, and the development of a one-way bus and taxi road.

Initial artist plans suggested the hotel would be a Hampton by Hilton but SRP have refused to confirm this.