More jobs for young people in Honiton

17:35 24 February 2014

Richard Harris, the owner of Honiton Garage, and Andrew Davis, of Yelverton Properties, with the chairman of Honiton and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Colin Wright.

Richard Harris, the owner of Honiton Garage, and Andrew Davis, of Yelverton Properties, with the chairman of Honiton and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Colin Wright.

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More jobs could be on the way in Honiton - if Premier Inn is given the go-ahead.

More jobs could be on the horizon for young people in Honiton - if the town’s new Premier Inn hotel is given the greenlight.

Andrew Davis, of Yelverton Properties - the company behind the proposal for the 66 bedroom hotel on the former Turk’s Head Lodge site - joined members of Honiton and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry to discuss the plans during a breakfast meeting last week.

He told the meeting that 50 per cent of new employees should be those not in full time education, employment or training (NEETS) and Premier Inn’s training programme had ‘huge possibilities’ for career development.

Mr Davis added: “There will not just be jobs on offer - there will be some fantastic opportunities for the young people of Honiton.”

He said the development would ‘equally benefit’ tourism and business in Honiton ‘bringing money into the town’.

Mr Davis, speaking about the Turk’s Head junction, said: “One of the big issues for Honiton is the Turk’s Head junction. When we had the public consultation that was a big issue. Our project is very much part of the solution to that.

“We have dedicated all the land needed to do the junction improvement. If we do get planning permission it can all be done very quickly.”

He explained that a traffic impact survey showed there would be no additional flows of traffic on the junction.

Mr Davis added: “We have received a great deal of support for this development”

“Honiton is a great town with excellent prospects for the future,” he said

The Premier Inn hotel will be four storeys high and have 63 car parking spaces. Revised plans for the site will see the building tilted to bring it away from one of the neighbouring gardens.

Honiton Town Council were due to discuss revised plans for the Premier Inn hotel last night (Tuesday) after the Midweek Herald went to press.

Honiton and District Chamber of Commerce has agreed to back the Premier Inn proposals.

Richard Harris, the owner of Honiton Garage, also spoke to the chamber about his plans for the redevelopment of the business, which is located near the new Premier Inn site.

This development, if given the go-ahead, will also see further jobs created in the town.

The current building will be demolished, apart from the body shop, which will be expanded. The shop will be redeveloped and it is hoped it will have a fast food outlet. Mr Harris told the meeting that everything will be moved back and an extra row of fuel pumps will be added.

Both the applications are being considered by East Devon District Council, who will decide whether planning permission is granted.

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