New hotel near Anfield stadium approved despite Airbnb concerns

A new hotel near Anfield Stadium may be built after advisers finally gave the project the green light this afternoon.

The Liverpool City Council planning committee has approved plans for a new hotel around 500 meters above the ground.

The plans will see a building on Oakfield, a quiet side road, converted to a 27-bed hotel, although it is accessible via the busier Oakfield Road.

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It could accommodate up to 54 people and would have a parking lot behind the premises.

The proposals were initially considered by councilors earlier this year, but were postponed after a number of committee members called for further consultations with nearby residents.

Neighbors had raised concerns over hotel policies on a number of issues after an increase in the number of AirBnB-style rentals in the area.

Speaking briefly, a number of advisers at today’s meeting, including John Prince and Billy Marrat, said they were pleased that the claimant had taken additional steps to allay the concerns of advisers and lawmakers. neighbors.

The town planner’s report said the proposals “would bring a neglected and underutilized large property back to productive use in a prominent location.”

He said, “Despite a number of objections from neighborhood councilors and neighboring residents, the project would provide satisfactory levels of amenity for future residents without unduly affecting the residential convenience of neighbors.

“While residents of Oakfield fear that the C1 [hotel] use is not appropriate in a quiet residential area, the hotel would be oriented towards the more lively Oakfield Road which has a mix of uses.

Committee members unanimously approved the plans, meaning that development can now begin.

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