The Crowne Plaza Gerrards Cross will get six new en-suite guest bedrooms as part of a large extension.

A fourth-floor extension can be built at the four-star hotel off Oxford Road after Buckinghamshire Council granted planning permission.

Officers gave the green light to the proposals this week after they were put forward by ‘the Station Hotel (Newcastle) Ltd’ in March.

The applicant said its plans were ‘identical’ to those approved by the council in 2019 but which were not built out.

The section of the building to be ‘filled in’ by the proposed extension is ‘surrounded by built form on three sides’.

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The Crowne Plaza currently has 138 bedrooms, as well as catering and conference facilities and parking space for in excess of 300 cars.

Plans for the extension state: “The proposal effectively utilises the layout of the site and would not impact on the street scene or residential amenity.

“It would not have a materially harmful impact on the highway or parking in the area and would maintain the landscape character of the area.”

No trees are to be affected by the extension of the Crowne Plaza, which is surrounded by woodland and fields and lies in the Green Belt.

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