Chesterfield Borough Councillors have approved outline plans to turn the Chesterfield Hotel building into offices
The application was approved by Chesterfield Borough Council's planning committee in a meeting on Monday, just months after the authority gave the green light for the traditional building to be demolished.
building has stood near the town's railway station for more than 140 years. The hotel ceased operating back in 2015, before the company bought it for 900 thousand pounds in 2017.
Councillor Tricia Gilby, leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, said: “We have made the application as part of an on-going process to try and secure the long-term economic future of the site, with the view of establishing an office development as a suitable use. We are working closely with the current hotel owners, Prestige Hotels (Midlands) Limited throughout this process.
“This is an outline application to test the principle of building offices on the site after the hotel is demolished. A final design will require a further application which will be submitted to the planning committee following more detailed design work.
“An outline application like this can be used to support grant funding applications as these often require a planning permission as evidence of development potential.”