Crescent plans will be revised

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PLANS to redevelop Buxton’s Crescent are to be revisited – with the public being asked to comment on the scheme.

Approval had previously been granted for the conversion of the building into a spa and hotel.

However substantial changes to the basement and arrangements for the spa, which will now extend into part of the Old Hall Hotel, mean a new planning application is needed.

An exhibition of a model and drawings will be on display at the University of Derby Dome from 5pm on Monday, June 27.

At 6pm Trevor Osborne will explain the changes and the next steps to be taken.

Mr Osborne, representing the Buxton Crescent & Thermal Spa Hotel Company - the Council’s development partner, said: “I know that there have been false dawns before but there is a real possibility that these revised plans can be taken forward and a real start made to put the heart back into Buxton by the restoration of the Crescent.”

All members of the public are invited and welcome from 5pm onwards. The exhibition can also be viewed on Tuesday June 28 from 10am-5.30pm.

Derbyshire County Council Leader Andrew Lewer said: “We have a continuing commitment to Buxton Crescent and Spa and we are working hard with our partners to help deliver this project which will be a tremendous boost to tourism and the local economy.

“Even in these difficult times culture remains at the heart of Derbyshire County Council’s vision and this project will help us deliver enormous economic and cultural benefits for years to come.”