Dr James Davies MP has secured a promise from Whitbread that construction of the new Premier Inn on Rhyl seafront will start by the end of March 2017. It is expected that the construction period will last approximately 1 year.
Whitbread secured planning consent for the 70 bedroom Premier Inn hotel, Brewers Fayre and 71 car parking spaces in May last year and has been working to complete various legal conditions before the purchase of the site could be completed. These included the granting of a Traffic Regulation Order for a loading bay, party wall works and a drainage strategy with Welsh Water. Last week, a legal agreement was signed by Welsh Water, allowing Whitbread to progress with completing the site purchase from Denbighshire County Council.
Dr James Davies MP said ‘I have been regularly liaising with Whitbread to ensure the Premier Inn development is high on their agenda. In the past, Rhyl has been the victim of false promises and neglect. I believe it is important to keep communication ongoing and maintain constructive pressure upon landowners, developers and stakeholders to ensure the delivery of projects so that everyone’s ambitions for Rhyl are realised.’