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POLICY TOUR 1 - NEW HOTELS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

PROPOSALS FOR NEW HOTELS OUTSIDE THE DESIGNATED SETTLEMENT BOUNDARIES OF THE TOWNS AND VILLAGES DEFINED BY POLICY HOUS 2 WILL NOT BE PERMITTED. PROPOSALS FOR HOTELS WHICH INVOLVE THE CONVERSION OR EXTENSION OF EXISTING BUILDINGS OUTSIDE SETTLEMENT BOUNDARIES WILL BE PERMITTED IF ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA ARE MET:

  1. THE SCALE OF THE PROPOSAL OR ANY PROPOSED EXTENSION IS IN KEEPING WITH SURROUNDING USES;
  2. THE PROPOSAL DOES NOT UNACCEPTABLY AFFECT THE INTERESTS OF AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION, AREAS OF ECOLOGICAL, WILDLIFE, LANDSCAPE OR ARCHAEOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE;
  3. THE PROPOSAL DOES NOT UNACCEPTABLY AFFECT THE AMENITY AND THE HARACTER OF THE EXISTING OR NEIGHBOURING ENVIRONMENTS BY VIRTUE OF NOISE, TRAFFIC CONGESTION, EXACERBATION OF PARKING PROBLEMS, OR VISUAL INTRUSION;
  4. THE PROPOSALS MEET HIGH STANDARDS OF LAYOUT, LANDSCAPING AND DESIGN AND HAS SAFE VEHICULAR ACCESS;
  5. ADEQUATE UTILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES EXIST, ARE REASONABLY ACCESSIBLE, OR CAN BE READILY AND ECONOMICALLY PROVIDED;
  6. SUITABLE ACCESS IS PROVIDED FOR DISABLED PERSONS AND THOSE WITH IMPAIRED MOVEMENT;
  7. PARKING IS PROVIDED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COUNCIL'S APPROVED GUIDELINES.

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