Development proposals that would result in the loss of sites or premises currently, or last used for, tourist accommodation (lix) will be permitted provided that: 

  • alternative provision of equivalent or better quality and scale is available in the area or will be provided and made available prior to commencement of redevelopment; and,
  • the facility does not provide an important local facility or service (lx) to the community; or

it can be demonstrated that there is no reasonable prospect of retention at its current site; and that an independent viability test has demonstrated that the use is no longer viable and that all reasonable efforts have been made to sell or let the property at a realistic price for a period of at least 12 months.

(lix) Hotels and other serviced establishments which provide 5 or more bedrooms, all self-catering units and touring / static caravans / camping sites that provide more than 5 units.

(lx) Public house / bar, restaurant or leisure facility where this is within the Countryside or is the last of its kind within a Principal or Secondary Settlement or Service Village.