Westcliff hotel could be bulldozed and replaced with flats

Echo: How the flats might appear How the flats might appear

THE battle to redevelop a disused hotel is back on.

Sinclair Brown, who owns the Balmoral Hotel, in Valkyrie Road, Westcliff, wants permission to turn it into a block of 25 flats.

The plans are the fourth idea suggested for the building, which has been lying empty for two years.

A statement by ACS Design, which represents the hotel’s owner, Sinclair Brown, said the firm was hopeful it had now found an acceptable solution.

It said: “Planning permission is sought to find the best use for the property, which is currently vacant and, without an agreed use, will only deteriorate to the detriment of the whole area, particularly in view of the building’s prominent location in Valkyrie Road.”

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12:02pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Cosmo Spring says...

if it's disused better to get some use out of the plot rather than let it fall into rack and ruin
if it's disused better to get some use out of the plot rather than let it fall into rack and ruin Cosmo Spring

12:13pm Tue 26 Feb 13

David_Cameron says...

Marvellous! More flats, means more poor people I can evict from London! Spiffing!
Marvellous! More flats, means more poor people I can evict from London! Spiffing! David_Cameron

12:25pm Tue 26 Feb 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

as long as theres enough parking then i don't see what the problem is, its a fair sized road too....hope permission is granted this time round, put the place to good use.

Good luck Sinclair Brown.
as long as theres enough parking then i don't see what the problem is, its a fair sized road too....hope permission is granted this time round, put the place to good use. Good luck Sinclair Brown. DogsMessInLeigh

12:49pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Nebs says...

David_Cameron wrote:
Marvellous! More flats, means more poor people I can evict from London! Spiffing!
You better be quick David. The Prime Minister of Romania has a similar plan.
[quote][p][bold]David_Cameron[/bold] wrote: Marvellous! More flats, means more poor people I can evict from London! Spiffing![/p][/quote]You better be quick David. The Prime Minister of Romania has a similar plan. Nebs

12:55pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Cosmo Spring says...

Nebs wrote:
David_Cameron wrote:
Marvellous! More flats, means more poor people I can evict from London! Spiffing!
You better be quick David. The Prime Minister of Romania has a similar plan.
it's either that or pass 'em off as beef....
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]David_Cameron[/bold] wrote: Marvellous! More flats, means more poor people I can evict from London! Spiffing![/p][/quote]You better be quick David. The Prime Minister of Romania has a similar plan.[/p][/quote]it's either that or pass 'em off as beef.... Cosmo Spring

1:38pm Tue 26 Feb 13

smiffy1980 says...

the area is a sh!thole and needs sorting out. I dont think new flats are the answer. Who would want to buy them in that area for starters??? Westcliff as a whole has gone too far down hill and needs more than a new block of flats to sort it out. Decent CCTV and Patrols would be a good start.
the area is a sh!thole and needs sorting out. I dont think new flats are the answer. Who would want to buy them in that area for starters??? Westcliff as a whole has gone too far down hill and needs more than a new block of flats to sort it out. Decent CCTV and Patrols would be a good start. smiffy1980

2:50pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Carnabackable says...

Great Idea, good luck
Great Idea, good luck Carnabackable

3:06pm Tue 26 Feb 13

leighman says...

It'd make a nice bail hostel.
It'd make a nice bail hostel. leighman

3:31pm Tue 26 Feb 13

whateverhappened says...

David_Cameron wrote:
Marvellous! More flats, means more poor people I can evict from London! Spiffing!
Poor people, have you not seen the cars in the picture, these are flats for porsche and aston martin drivers.....in valkyrie road ha..
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Any way these "poor" people cant be that badly off they ve been living in 400 pound per week houses most of their lives
[quote][p][bold]David_Cameron[/bold] wrote: Marvellous! More flats, means more poor people I can evict from London! Spiffing![/p][/quote]Poor people, have you not seen the cars in the picture, these are flats for porsche and aston martin drivers.....in valkyrie road ha.. . . Any way these "poor" people cant be that badly off they ve been living in 400 pound per week houses most of their lives whateverhappened

4:20pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Cosmo Spring says...

maybe they could flatten it and let those travellers from Hockley plot up there
maybe they could flatten it and let those travellers from Hockley plot up there Cosmo Spring

5:35pm Tue 26 Feb 13

essexlad70 says...

Mr Sinclair Brown doesn't have a great record in business though
Mr Sinclair Brown doesn't have a great record in business though essexlad70

6:31pm Tue 26 Feb 13

stopmoaning1 says...

whateverhappened wrote:
David_Cameron wrote:
Marvellous! More flats, means more poor people I can evict from London! Spiffing!
Poor people, have you not seen the cars in the picture, these are flats for porsche and aston martin drivers.....in valkyrie road ha..
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.
Any way these "poor" people cant be that badly off they ve been living in 400 pound per week houses most of their lives
I was going to say something similar about the cars and the developers vision. They obviously doesn't know where Valkyrie Road is!
[quote][p][bold]whateverhappened[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]David_Cameron[/bold] wrote: Marvellous! More flats, means more poor people I can evict from London! Spiffing![/p][/quote]Poor people, have you not seen the cars in the picture, these are flats for porsche and aston martin drivers.....in valkyrie road ha.. . . Any way these "poor" people cant be that badly off they ve been living in 400 pound per week houses most of their lives[/p][/quote]I was going to say something similar about the cars and the developers vision. They obviously doesn't know where Valkyrie Road is! stopmoaning1

8:25am Wed 27 Feb 13

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

Just make sure the planning application includes adequate parking for the amount of flats and possible number of residents, and introduce restricted parking in the street out front.
Just make sure the planning application includes adequate parking for the amount of flats and possible number of residents, and introduce restricted parking in the street out front. Shoebury_Cyclist

9:30am Wed 27 Feb 13

Thekingofsouthend says...

Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
Just make sure the planning application includes adequate parking for the amount of flats and possible number of residents, and introduce restricted parking in the street out front.
They will definitely make sure, just to keep you happy, they better make sure it has a bike rack as well. Most flats lazy cyclists leave them in the hallway, its an utter disgrace in this day and age!!
[quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: Just make sure the planning application includes adequate parking for the amount of flats and possible number of residents, and introduce restricted parking in the street out front.[/p][/quote]They will definitely make sure, just to keep you happy, they better make sure it has a bike rack as well. Most flats lazy cyclists leave them in the hallway, its an utter disgrace in this day and age!! Thekingofsouthend

11:42am Wed 27 Feb 13

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

Thekingofsouthend wrote:
Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
Just make sure the planning application includes adequate parking for the amount of flats and possible number of residents, and introduce restricted parking in the street out front.
They will definitely make sure, just to keep you happy, they better make sure it has a bike rack as well. Most flats lazy cyclists leave them in the hallway, its an utter disgrace in this day and age!!
The alternative is more of this:

http://bit.ly/Wh8gxc
[quote][p][bold]Thekingofsouthend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: Just make sure the planning application includes adequate parking for the amount of flats and possible number of residents, and introduce restricted parking in the street out front.[/p][/quote]They will definitely make sure, just to keep you happy, they better make sure it has a bike rack as well. Most flats lazy cyclists leave them in the hallway, its an utter disgrace in this day and age!![/p][/quote]The alternative is more of this: http://bit.ly/Wh8gxc Shoebury_Cyclist

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