Sutherland Hotel development

No room at the Sutherland Hotel expected

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A major new development that was given approval in March last year for Sutton town centre is now in doubt.

The developers, Criterion, had submitted an application that included proposals for a large hotel, housing and retail development to replace Sutherland House in Brighton Road. Leisure and conference facilities were also part of the grand scheme which was expected to bring a high number of job opportunities to the area.

But now, Criterion has started new talks with Sutton Council over a far more conservative scheme which will now exclude the hotel and have reduced retail space.

A spokesman for Sutton Council has confirmed the receipt of the new application and that ‘we are awaiting further information before it can be validated.”