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TOWIE hotel plan suffers new blow
7:00am Saturday 28th July 2012 in News
A REALITY TV star’s plans to revamp an empty hotel could have been dealt a fatal blow.
The Only Way is Essex star Mick Norcross wants to refurbish the Grand Hotel, in Leigh, which has been empty since it closed in December 2008.
However, his proposal to transform the building into a boutique hotel and spa has repeatedly stalled and been resurrected since it first emerged last year.
The idea, from the owner of Brentwood’s Sugar Hut, may now be dead in the water, after planning officers at Southend Council refused to support its latest incarnation.
The plans are due to be discussed again at the council’s development control meeting in August.