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Excitement over Nottingham hotel bid on wasteland just ‘sitting there useless’

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Henry Mein Partnership Ltd are seeking plan approval for a new hotel to be built at an unused site on Mansfield Road. The site has remained empty for almost 17 years since the previous hotel was demolished in 2005.

According to their plan, it will be a 26-bedroom hotel in a three-storey building with rooms in the roof. It will include an on-site parking with 11 parking spaces as well as 2 accessible spaces near the entrance. The front of the building will look onto the A60 Mansfield Road.

The new hotel will be nestled between an existing two-storey hotel and a three-storey house in a busy the residential area near Mapperley Park.

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With a bus stop and a Lidl right across the street from the site, the locals often come across the empty land when they get off the bus or go shopping. Many were happy to hear of the change.

“It would be great to see something nice when you come out of Lidl in place of just empty land sitting there useless,” said Firmina Ciuz, who shops frequently at the Lidl on Carrington Street.

Ali Sabon, 22, who lives on the same street said: “It depends on the quality. There are many hotels on this street but if they want to build a new one and it’s something different than those already here, that could work. If I’m looking for a hotel this would be a nice place. There’s a Lidl next to it, the bus stop is nearby, there are buses every five to ten minutes, and city centre is close too, so it’s a good location.”

Phil Webster, 55, who lives in Mapperley Park said: “I don’t know whether another hotel is right for the area, there’s a number of them around here but it would be better to see something happen to it other than it just being overgrown.”

Naomi May, 35, who lives in Carrington said: “Well actually, people say it’s a scrap piece of land, but I don’t think that. I think it’s beautiful and nature has been taking over the land through all these years. It’s got wild grass and wildflowers growing that provide nectar for insects and bees. And I think they should leave it as it is really. Other than that, I think there should be more investment into something like social housing rather than another hotel, especially with the cost of living going up.”

A local resident, who lives close to the site but didn’t want to be named said: “I don’t mind a new hotel as long as there’s something happening with the land. There used to be a car wash here but the water from it used to seep into our foundation. Obviously, the tenants were facing a problem with it.

“But anything else should be good. Right now, there’s a bit of green space with the plants and flowers but if someone will pay about £400,000 for the land, they’re probably going to want to make good use of it. Unless the council want to buy it and leave it as a green space,” he continued, “but then if that was done around here, I think there would be lots of people drinking and smoking. I’ve already seen people sleeping here, using needles and other things, which we don’t want.”

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