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Historic Derbyshire hotel to be demolished and replaced with car park

An update on the future of the historic Chesterfield Hotel has been issued by the Borough Council in the form of a planning application which could see the hotel knocked down and paved over for a car park.

According to the planning documents, seen by Derbyshire Live, the Malkin Street hotel, which hasn’t been in use since 2015, would be knocked down for around 88 car parking spaces being created.

Chesterfield Borough Council has already confirmed that the hotel will be demolished and currently all the internal fixtures and fittings have already been removed.

A planning application has already been submitted to replace the hotel, which dates back to the 19th century, into two tower blocks, with the development including office space, retail, leisure and hospitality, event space, a hotel and residential accommodation.

The latest application appears to relate to what will happen to the site once the demolition of the existing hotel is complete.



The layout of the car park, which would replace the Chesterfield Hotel, will have enough space for around 88 cars
The layout of the car park, which would replace the Chesterfield Hotel, will have enough space for around 88 cars

Derbyshire Live has asked the Borough Council for a date when the hotel will be knocked down and we were told no date had been set at present.

According to the plans for the site, when it will become a car park, cars will enter off Malkin Street, using the same entrance as was used by the hotel for deliveries and as a small service yard.

The only exit to the car park would also be onto Malkin Street, a little further up the road closer to the railway station.

The car park, which will be a pay and display site, is expected to use machines which will be able to take both cash and cards.

A decision on the planning application to turn it into a pay and display car park is expected by early April 2022.

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