The George Hotel, 8 High Street, Melton Mowbray

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By ogden4melton | Monday, June 13, 2011, 15:03

The George is a Grade II listed building once a 17th century coaching inn and is still very much part of the history of Melton. The owners 'Marston's Inns and Taverns' submitted a planning application to Melton Borough Council on the 21st February 2011. This was to convert the George Hotel into flats and Shops. It is a relief that they withdrew this application on the 8th April 2011. The conversion would have altered its historic features and they would have been lost forever. If 'Marston's Inns and Taverns' do not want to reopen it is there not anyone who would like make an offer to them with the intention of upgrading it into a quality hotel to cater for the increasing tourist trade in Melton. According to the 'Melton Times' tourist visitor numbers increased dramatically from eight per cent in 2009 to 30 per cent last year, the highest of all the other Leicestershire towns. I call upon all residents of Melton Mowbray. Keep an eye on 'Marston's Inns and Taverns'. Let's not let them destroy part of Melton's heritage.

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    I would love to hear the views of Melton Mowbray's residents regarding the "George Hotel". Whatever your opinion may be please, post your comments on this site. I want to get an idea of how the people of Melton feel about the "George".
    Hopefully, your comments will help me lobby Marstons to save this historic building or sell it on to someone who wants to restore and reopen it as a hotel.
    If anyone would like to help me with this campaign please let me know. You can write to the editor of MeltonMowbrayPeople to get in touch with me.
    For updates follow me on twitter @ogden4melton

    By ogden4melton at 07:37 on 04/07/11

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    I spoke to the owners (Marston's) by telephone this morning and they confirmed that they would not reopen the hotel even though the tourist trade to Melton Mowbray has increased over the last year. They also advised that they would be submitting another planning application to the Melton Borough Council to convert the Hotel into flats and Shops.
    I am trying to think of a way to stop them ruining this historic building. If there is anyone who knows how we could prevent this from happening, please post your ideas to this website

    By ogden4melton at 12:50 on 30/06/11

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