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Articles: Lydd Airport £7.5m hotel plans

Contributed by editor on May 17, 2005 - 09:21 PM

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LYDD AIRPORT £7.5M HOTEL PLANS

Plans for a four-star hotel next to Lydd Airport have been unveiled by the airport's owners.

It is thought the £7.5m hotel project  which would have 75 rooms, a swimming pool and spa, banqueting suites and meeting rooms, and a rooftop restaurant overlooking a golf course, is linked to an application to expand passenger flights and to increase the size of the runway.

The Lydd Airport Action Group said it will not fight plans for the hotel, which protesters say could benefit the area but will still continue to opposed airport expansion

The group says expansion will wipe out vast areas of Romney Marsh.

Other campaigners, including the Friends of Lydd Airport Group, supported the plans o­n the basis that a larger enterprise could help employment prospects in the area.