Inspector to consider youth hostel plan

A PLANNING inspector will consider whether or not developers are allowed to turn Salisbury’s youth hostel into retirement homes.

A hearing will be held at the City Hall on July 23 from 10am where a planning inspector will hear from Genepi Property and Wiltshire Council.

The council’s planning department rejected the plans for Milford Hill House in January because it would result in a loss of tourist accommodation that is needed in the city but the Youth Hostel Association has said the building is no longer viable as a youth hostel and doesn’t provide what people want.

Genepi will be hoping the inspector will overturn the council’s decision and grant planning permission to turn the house into four two-bedroom apartments and build 11 new homes in the grounds.

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12:22pm Wed 2 Jul 14

IanMcL says...

The YHA appears to have forgotten their purpose. Backpackers are most valuable visitors and it is their duty to accommodate them, not turn themselves into real estate dealers and developers.
The YHA appears to have forgotten their purpose. Backpackers are most valuable visitors and it is their duty to accommodate them, not turn themselves into real estate dealers and developers. IanMcL
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