From the Kent Messinger 31 October 1969.
Now Eurotel plan is on.
'Green' for £1½ scheme.
REVISED plans for Dover's £1,500,000 Eurotel and office complex
designed to, overlook the Channel on the existing Townwall-street car
park site were approved by the council on Tuesday.
Original plans were
approved by the council in June but were later turned down by the county
council because it considered part of the design was old-fashioned.
revised plans now go back to the county council for approval, This time
Dover's deputy town clerk, Miss L. Cumberland, said: "We do not
anticipate any difficulties."
The plans include some
streamlining in design, alterations to the multi-storey car park and to
bedrooms. Work on the building was due to start on October 1.
Completion date was by October, 1971.
And a start will probably not now
take place until early next year.
The Eurotel when built, will be the
first in Britain and will occupy the town's last undeveloped bomb site.
DOVERS £1½ million town centre development held up for four months
because the planners have been at loggerheads,
has now got the green light.
The County Council, which rejected the first plan for the project
which includes a 23 story International Hotel, conference hall,
exhibition hall, offices, showrooms, and multi-story car park, are now
willing to approve a substitute plan.
This was revealed at Tuesday's meeting of the Town Council, when
borough engineer Mr. David Bevan, said: "The modification which is
basically the same, is acceptable to the County."
Mr. Bevan said that the new plan was dramatic in appearance and gave
the hotel an additional 25 bedrooms.
Work on the project, which when completed, will give employment t 600
people, is expected to start before the end of the year.
Th hotel will be Britain's first Eurotel, a project organised by an
international company with headquarters in Zurich. It will have a
penthouse restaurant, roof gardens and luxury apartments.