Really pleased to see that the long running saga of the so-called Quality Inn site on the Hoe is making steady progress towards a decent conclusion.
When the Labour Council took action to force the owners to sell the site, and then to demolish the vacant and dangerous building it was the right thing to do. I'm pleased that developers are now looking at a quality replacement hotel for the site and delivery in time for Mayflower 400 in 2020.
This is a flagship site and deserves proper scrutiny and public involvement. This shouldn't slow down the process, it should improve the quality of the final hotel and housing. I want to see a decent level of affordable housing here too. It should be a site for all Plymouth residents not just rich visitors.
Plymouth has a bright future ahead of it and I'm pleased the action of the then Labour Council has kicked off this process. I don't much mind the Tories taking credit for something they didn't do alone - it is the result that is important. And we are getting nearer that better future with these proposals.
Let's make sure that people in Plymouth have input into these proposals and we truly make the most of one of the world's most exciting and best opportunities for a flagship hotel.
Let me know what you think about these proposals.