Budget hotel planned in St Peters Street

The St Peters Street frontage.

The hotel in Drovers Way.

First published in News St Albans & Harpenden Review: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

Images of what developers hope a new 123-bedroom hotel in St Albans could look like have been released.

Premier Inn has submitted plans to the district council for a budget hotel on St Peter’s Street.

The company asked for permission to build on the site last year but the proposals were thrown out by politicians in November.

The new pictures show a lower building with a frontage in a more contemporary style.

What do you think of the new plans? Share your views with the St Albans and Harpenden Review by emailing zforsey@london.newsquest.co.uk.

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9:37am Tue 31 Jul 12

cummingam says...

That looks better (and certainly better than the current row of empty shops).
That looks better (and certainly better than the current row of empty shops). cummingam
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8:26am Wed 1 Aug 12

garfunkel says...

It looks quite nice, quite contemporary. However, let's not pretend that it will be mitigated by nice trees as that is currently where the market is held.
It looks quite nice, quite contemporary. However, let's not pretend that it will be mitigated by nice trees as that is currently where the market is held. garfunkel
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9:35am Wed 1 Aug 12

cummingam says...

garfunkel wrote:
It looks quite nice, quite contemporary. However, let's not pretend that it will be mitigated by nice trees as that is currently where the market is held.
The tress shown in the artist sketch are already in place (and have been for a long while). The market is held between the trees and the shops,.
[quote][p][bold]garfunkel[/bold] wrote: It looks quite nice, quite contemporary. However, let's not pretend that it will be mitigated by nice trees as that is currently where the market is held.[/p][/quote]The tress shown in the artist sketch are already in place (and have been for a long while). The market is held between the trees and the shops,. cummingam
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9:56am Fri 3 Aug 12

fight rates says...

Lets hope this will encourage new shop owners. Maybe also they will finally tidy up the old Bon Marche shop that has had all the lights on in the shop 24hrs a day since it closed in January. 7 Months of wasted energy & we are supposed to be a green city. It just shows how useless the electricity companies are. If that was someones home they would have cut them off the electricity months ago. Also so much for the SADC planning department, who moan when I put banners in my shop, but do nothing about the state of empty shops.
Lets hope this will encourage new shop owners. Maybe also they will finally tidy up the old Bon Marche shop that has had all the lights on in the shop 24hrs a day since it closed in January. 7 Months of wasted energy & we are supposed to be a green city. It just shows how useless the electricity companies are. If that was someones home they would have cut them off the electricity months ago. Also so much for the SADC planning department, who moan when I put banners in my shop, but do nothing about the state of empty shops. fight rates
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9:01pm Fri 3 Aug 12

busbee says...

The reason why shops lie empty is because planners won't allow any temporary use to fill them without endless form filling, hundreds of pounds of fees and then endless delays.

Think how much empty property rate this site has generated during the planning controversy.

Planners shed crocodile tears, but local authority coffers are stuffed to the gunwales by the loot stolen from Britain's distressed High Streets.

Pirates of the Caribbean were big softies compared to Britain's current high street robber barons.
The reason why shops lie empty is because planners won't allow any temporary use to fill them without endless form filling, hundreds of pounds of fees and then endless delays. Think how much empty property rate this site has generated during the planning controversy. Planners shed crocodile tears, but local authority coffers are stuffed to the gunwales by the loot stolen from Britain's distressed High Streets. Pirates of the Caribbean were big softies compared to Britain's current high street robber barons. busbee
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