Hotel and 150 new homes could be built near Hull

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 8 Feb 2018

Plans have been submitted for a hotel and 152 homes in Cottingham.

Planning permission is now being sought for a 70 bed hotel, up to 152 residential properties and clubhouse improvements at Cottingham Parks.

In September, Cottingham Parks Golf and Leisure announced initial plans at a two-day public exhibition in the village.

The business says following months of work behind the scenes, public comments have been taken into account for the plans which have now been submitted.

The development, which is being made with support of Hull-based Sewell Group, would include up to 152 residential properties – including 68 apartments and 84 bungalows – for older people.

The properties would be restricted to residents over 60 and there would be a landscape garden, communal areas and a new bowling green.

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The proposed extension and improvements to the clubhouse would increase the size of the bar and dining areas, a new gold shop, improvements to poolside facilities and additional spa facilities

Cottingham Parks hope that, if outline permission is granted by East Riding Council, they will be able to submit more detailed designs later this year.

If the relevant approvals are made, the firm says it plans to commence work on the hotel and leisure complex changes in early 2019, for completion in 2020.

Public consultation on plans for development at Cottingham Parks Golf and Leisure Club (Image: Peter Harbour)

The housing would be developed in phases influenced by demand, but the company hopes that the first residential phase could be delivered at the same time as the hotel.

A statement from the Wiles family, who own Cottingham Parks, said: “Following two rounds of public consultation last year, and further months of working behind the scenes, we have now taken into account many of the valuable comments received.

“We’d like to thank everyone for their valuable feedback and involvement in helping to inform the outline planning application, which has now been submitted.

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“Various considerations have been taken on board, including finding a way to position the pedestrian and cycle access down the eastern side of Badger’s Wood, rather than through the residential estate.

“Cottingham Parks has evolved as a family business over the years and grown from farm land to include two 18-hole golf courses, leisure club, equestrian centre and holiday lodges.”

The development is hoped to sustain the golf and leisure facilities, protecting the existing 60 jobs and creating further employment.

A map of the new housing and hotel plans

The family says it has identified the need for retirement properties in the area, which will be developed as a mix of apartments and bungalows.

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They said: “The demand for a hotel is well documented and it will enable us to make better use of our existing complementary assets by catering for a range of guests including weddings, corporate guests, and golf and leisure breaks.

“This project will need significant capital investment and we’ve considered various funding options to make it possible.

“After a lot of consideration and research, we’ve also identified there is a need for retirement properties in the area and propose to develop an area of land adjoining the club to create a retirement living community, which will help cross subsidise the scheme.

“This is likely to include a mix of apartments and bungalows and is a significantly different offer to the general housing market, as it is specifically targeted at mature buyers looking to downsize to a lifestyle retirement property.

“The development proposals will not only add new facilities to Cottingham Parks, they will also include improvements to the existing golf and leisure facilities.”

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