A NEW planning application has been made to build holiday lodges in the grounds of a hotel and former golf course.

A bid to build 25 holiday lodges in the grounds of Cadmore Lodge has been made.

There is a consultation period for comments on the plans that ends on February 15.

The application has been made by Nick Ferguson, and is for 25 holiday lodges and car parking. It has been submitted with a covering letter signed by John Williams.

District Councillor Andrew Willmott left a comment on the application, as a neighbour to the hotel, saying: "I am giving this application active consideration and reserve the right to make a formal representation or agree to the delegation of the decision at a later stage."

The Ramblers Association and Worcestershire Regulatory Service were also consulted. Worcestershire Regulatory Service said it had no comments to make, while the Ramblers Association objected to it.

The association said: "The master plan states and shows altercations to the public right of way (PROW) within the site and advises these will be submitted. We have much experience of such changes being overlooked or much delayed or never submitted. We claim that the PROW are essential to the granting of planning permission and that planning approval should not be granted until the formal diversion applications."

Cadmore Lodge used to be run by the Weston family before being sold and becoming a high-end residential care home in 2015 that at one time intended to include a helicopter pad. 

However, having just six residents, the facility then reverted to being a hotel.

The care home closed in 2017, less than two years after it opened.

18 staff lost their jobs and some were offered alternative work within the family business.

The hotel says on its website that the property continues to undergo changes, but states that the lodge has been recently refurbished. It says that each room features comfortable beds, a shower, tea-making facilities, a television and Wi-Fi. It also has two rooms that are dog-friendly, some that have disabled access, as well as four premium rooms, one of which has a bath.