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Planning application submitted for £3.4m hotel in Newry

A planning application for a new £3.4 million hotel in Newry has been submitted to Newry, Mourne and Down District Council for consideration.

The development has been earmarked for “grazing land” on the old Dublin Road and, if given the green light, is expected to bring a substantial jobs boost to the area.

Euro Route Food Services are behind the plans for the two-storey 32-room hotel,  which would include the provision of a large function and conference room and bar and 15 bedrooms – including a family room – on the ground floor.

Seventeen bedrooms will be located on the first floor as well as a guest lounge and bar and library.

A design concept, submitted by Hilltown architect Karl Sherry as agent, says the application “offers an opportunity to provide much-needed hospitality accommodation within the south Armagh and Newry areas.”

“The site is located adjacent to the Killeen Bridge on the old main Dublin Road beside the main Belfast to Dublin dual carriageway.

“The hotel will offer all the standard amenities and much-needed bedroom space.

“The hotel is designed to meet with all the Northern Ireland Tourist requirements and less abled clients are well catered for.”

The development will also benefit from car parking facilities, with an “in-out facility onto the main old Dublin Road.”

A decision on the plans is expected within the next few months.