140 new jobs promised as plans for £12m development in Mansfield are approved
Councillors have approved plans for a £12million development in Mansfield which promises to bring 140 new jobs to the town.
The proposals – which will include the creation of a 100-bed hotel and restaurants – have been passed by Mansfield District Council.
It is hoped building work on the project, close to Stockwell Gate and Rosemary Street, will start next spring.
Richard Burns, managing director for developers the ARBA Group, said: “We are delighted that permission has been granted and that an area of our town centre will be regenerated.
“It’s a major scheme that not only brings much-needed hotel beds to Mansfield, but one that has the potential to bring around 140 full-time jobs to the area.”
Chris Calvert, executive director with Pegasus Group, acting as agent for the ARBA Group, said the planning application included ‘a 100-bed hotel and ancillary restaurant and three restaurants with ancillary retail and takeaway facilities, associated vehicular access, parking and servicing areas, public realm and landscaping’.
He added: “We are delighted that the council has followed the advice of officers and supported this planning application.
“The development is proposed on a brownfield site, located in Mansfield town centre, which was identified as a regeneration site and allocated for retail and leisure uses within the emerging Mansfield District Local Plan 2013 – 2033.”
The 0.6-hectare development site was previously used as a bus station.
In recommending the scheme for approval, council officers said: “This is an application that will see the regeneration of a town centre site that has been under used for a number of years."