The 13-storey aparthotel proposed for Shudehill in Manchester’s Northern Quarter has been refused by the City Council’s planning committee, in a rare departure from planning officer recommendations.

In December a decision was deferred over concerns around height and waste disposal strategy and reviewed without amendments in January. The scheme was finally refused on 7 February, against the recommendations of the council’s planning officers who have consistently said the proposal should be approved. The same planning meeting saw success for other significant proposals inlcuding Signature Living’s first Manchester hotel.

The developers may choose to appeal the decision.

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