Leog House hotel plans to be considered

Plans which could see the former children’s home at Leog House converted into a hotel, guest house or bed and breakfast will be debated in the town hall tomorrow.

A hearing will take place to discuss Shetland Islands Council’s proposal to change Leog to a “class seven” property – which would pave the way to conversion into visitors’ accommodation.

Up to 10 rooms could take shape as part of the redevelopment.

The plans have attracted objections from nearby residents. They say the move could take up valuable parking in the area, and point to possible congestion in the single-track Leog Lane. That, they say, could have a severe impact on pedestrian and vehicle safety.

No additional parking is proposed as part of the redevelopment.

Planning officials have recommended the project be approved, with conditions. The proposals will come under the spot-light at tomorrow’s meeting of the planning committee.

It comes as part of preparations to sell the building along with numerous other council-owned properties in the town.

The council stands a better chance of finding a buyer if it is marketed as a hotel or guest house.


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