The application for a 50 room hotel will go before councillors on Tuesday. The Hillingdon Times reports that Hillingdon Council officers have suggested it should be approved, allowing the pub to be replaced with an art deco inspired hotel which officers say “would present a landmark entrance to Hayes town centre”.
198 people signed a petition against the hotel plan, which will be considered as councillors make the final judgement.
An application for a small hotel, with 33 rooms, was rejected by councillors in 2006, who agreed with the residents objections about transport, size, and the possible disruption to the local area.
However, the developers appealed against the decision and won, meaning councillors could allow the latest application to avoid a a repeat of the costly appeal battle.