Four-star hotel could create up to 100 jobs

Planners give green light for major tourism scheme

Four-star hotel could create up to 100 jobs

The Old Glebe house at Derrykeighan which has just received planning permission to be transformed into a £20m four-star hotel. WK46KC02

Julie Magee

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UP to 100 new jobs could be created by a luxury four-star hotel in a North Coast hamlet which has just received planning permission.
The 61-bedroom hotel at Castlecatt Road, Derrykeighan, will boost tourism and the local economy to the tune of £20m and “bring a huge economic uplift” to the entire borough, according to the applicant and architects.
Planners have given the green light to the major scheme to transform Old Glebe, formerly a bed and breakfast accommodation, into a hotel with wedding and conference facilities.
Proposals have also been approved for a restaurant for hotel residents, a new access, landscaping and 132 car parking spaces on the site, part of which is currently used for agricultural purposes.

*For full story see this week's Chronicle. 

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