Mansfield hotel to install CCTV to cut anti-social behaviour

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A hotel is seeking planning permission to install CCTV in a bid to curb anti-social behaviour.

Manor Hotel, on Carr Bank Park, has applied to Mansfield District Council, as well as retrospective permission for steel gates that are already in place at the hotel’s car park entrance.

The hotel, formerly known as the Portland, has experienced instances of crime in its car park in recent months, with five vehicles broken into and items taken.

As well as guests, many people use the entrance to gain access to the park.

The planning application reads: “It is not the intention to restrict public access to the park via the car park but to control access to the premises during the hours of darkness.”

Under the proposals, the gates would be closed at 11pm and re-opened again at 6.30am.

The CCTV camera would be mounted on an four-metre pole opposite the gates, and point towards them.

Owners Paul Andrews and Diane Doran took over the hotel a year ago, changing its name.

Diane said: “We were having quite a bit of anti-social behaviour problems when we took over. It was affecting business and so we put the gates up about two months ago and it has helped with the security.

“We want to work with the park officials on this .”

The case will go before Mansfield District Council’s planning committee in the coming months.