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The Priory Bay Hotel in Seaview could be set for a new multi-million-pound renovation – which includes tree houses, a new outdoor pool, a bar and a restaurant.

A planning application’s due to be submitted to the Isle of Wight Council on Friday (19).

The proposals would see a two-storey extension to the current hotel and conversion of existing outbuildings to provide 14 hotel suites, a restaurant, bar and spa.

There would also be up to 56-holiday cottages, 10 tree houses and 12 woodland retreats.

The application will also ask for approval to construct a gym, village barn, farm shop, welcome barn, internal access roads and parking.

The existing outdoor swimming pool will be relocated and extensive landscaping will take place across the 60-acre estate.

Newport based property specialists BCM have been working closely the hotel’s new owners as the appointed Planning Consultants and Planning Project Managers.

David Long, Partner at BCM, said:

“The Priory Bay Hotel will provide the very highest standards of accommodation and leisure facilities. Something that will allow it to compete with Country House Hotels across the mainland and in doing so create skilled service and tourism employment in addition to additional leisure facilities for the Islands residents and visitors. This is hugely important to the Isle of Wight to enhance its standing as a leading tourism destination.”

Public consultations took place in July with in excess of 70 local residents attending and providing feedback.