Luxury hotel rooms plan for first floor of Buxton’s Wetherspoons

The Wye Bridge, Buxton
The Wye Bridge, Buxton

The first floor of Buxton’s Wetherspoon pub could be renovated into luxury hotel rooms, under plans submitted to High Peak Borough Council.

The application, which is at an early stage, seeks permission for the “proposed renovation of the under-developed first floor” of The Wye Bridge House on Fairfield Road into “luxury hotel rooms”.

Furthermore, the application states the first floor is currently used for a “mixture of storage and ancillary staff rooms to support the existing public house on the ground floor”.

The plans are currently marked as ‘awaiting registration’ on the High Peak Borough Council website.

Eddie Gershon, spokesman for JD Wetherspoon, said: “Wetherspoon has put in the application because it is looking to develop hotel accommodation on the site and obviously needs planning permission.

“However, at the moment there is no projected on-site or opening date, and if it does happen it will be a fair while off yet.”