The exciting plans to restore the Crescent and create a state of the art spa have moved a step forward. A planning and listed building application is about to be submitted to High Peak Borough Council. Although the project has previously been approved, the changes which have been made are sufficient to necessitate a new application. The plans show that the extent of basement areas has been substantially reduced and this has meant changes to the arrangements for the spa which will now extend into a part of the Old Hall Hotel.
Trevor Osborne, representing the Buxton Crescent & Thermal Spa Hotel Company - the Council’s development partner, is anxious to explain the changes to Buxton residents and for this purpose an exhibition of the submitted drawings is to be placed on public display at the Dome from 5.00pm on Monday, 27 June. A model showing the alterations to the project will be on display. At 6.00pm Trevor Osborne and John Smith will give a public explanation of the changes, the programme and the next steps to be taken to realise this important project.
All members of the public are invited and welcome from 5.00pm onwards. The presentation of the scheme will conclude by approximately 7.00pm and the exhibition will remain available for public viewing until 8.00pm. For those unable to attend on Monday, 27 June, there will be a further opportunity on Tuesday, 28 June from 10.00am until 5:30pm when the exhibition of plans will be open to allow residents and visitors to view the proposals.
Derbyshire County Council Leader Andrew Lewer said:
"We have a continuing commitment to Buxton Crescent and Spa and we are working hard with our partners to help deliver this project which will be a tremendous boost to tourism and the local economy. Even in these difficult times culture remains at the heart of Derbyshire County Council's vision and this project will help us deliver enormous economic and cultural benefits for years to come."
Trevor Osborne, Chairman of The Trevor Osborne Property Group said:
“I know that there have been false dawns before but there is a real possibility that these revised plans can be taken forward and a real start made to put the heart back into Buxton by the restoration of the Crescent.”