Buckinghamshire hotel gets gym and spa

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Plans for a gym and spa were scrapped after concerns about the impact on trees. The Buckinghamshire hotel has withdrawn its plans for the new leisure facilities following objections.

Sarova Hotels has withdrawn a planning application for The Bull Hotel on Oxford Road in Gerrards Cross. Plans called for the detailed construction of a free-standing building next to the rear car park to provide gym and spa facilities for the existing hotel.

However, the application was withdrawn due to objections from the local authority over its potential impact on trees in a conservation area, a spokesman for Hawkins Eades Associates said. A Design and Access Statement (DAS) says the new construction would have been “situated amongst mature trees”.

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It was meant to help the hotel recover from the pandemic. “The proposed building will be used for hotel guests only and not as a private facility for members. The proposed facility is intended to enhance the hotel’s appeal and broaden the business base, to help the hotel recover from the severe impact of the Covid pandemic,” reads a DAS.

“I confirm that the application has been treated as withdrawn and the file has therefore been closed,” reads a notice of decision. The Bull Hotel has been contacted for comment. It is unclear if he will try again with a revised scheme.

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