Holiday Inn licence awarded without need for review

Holiday Inn licence awarded without need for review

Justin Burns

Holiday Inn licence awarded without need for review
The Holiday Inn Express is taking shape

Hotel chiefs have been given a licence after resolving concerns aired by neighbours and agencies.

A vicar and other householders withdrew their objections to hours applied for at the soon-to-open Holiday Inn Express in Alma Road, Windsor.

Owner Ridgevale Estates Limited can serve alcohol at the 58-bedroom hotel until 2am, but scrapped plans to play music outside and also reduced planned outside opening hours.

Margaret Bird, associate priest for the New Windsor team ministry, of Alma Road, had said licence proposals at the nearly completed hotel next to her home were 'unacceptable'.

Holiday Inn chiefs agreed never to play live music on the outside patio and outside at all, while the patio cannot be used by guests after 11pm.

They also agreed to the police recommendation for CCTV to be installed, and to comply with conditions suggested by the council's environmental health department.

The £5-6million four-storey facility is being built next to Windsor Police Station, on the site of the former Frogmore Hotel, and will feature a bar, restaurant and other facilities.

Members of the council's licensing panel sub-committee were set to meet at Maidenhead Town Hall on Friday, but issues were sorted out via email.

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