A brewery has revealed scaled-back plans for an historic seaside hotel which has been empty for more than 30 years

Following the grant of planning consent for the redevelopment of the former Three Cups Hotel in Broad Street, Lyme Regis, Palmers Brewery’s says its engineers and development consultants have been working on the 'practical realities' of constructing the scheme as approved.

Palmers says the scheme, as proposed, has technical problems that have only been discovered as a result of work being carried out on site in the last year.

As a result, the company has decided that a 'more practical solution' to the redevelopment of the site is to reduce the scale of the project whilst still maintaining the essential parts of the original scheme, namely the retention and refurbishment of the main block fronting Broad Street, new apartments at the rear together with a signature restaurant and a number of letting rooms the latter of which are in a 'beach hut' style.

A revised planning application is being prepared and will be submitted shortly with work planned to start in 2021.

Chairman and managing director, John Palmer, said: "Following the success of the Pilot Boat project, we are really excited about the new plans for the Three Cups which maintain the essential historic elements of the property yet develop a restaurant and letting rooms of the highest modern standards to enhance the existing facilities in the town.

"The reduced size of the project will be of benefit to neighbours and the town as the project can be completed much quicker with significantly less disturbance to anyone. We are really keen to get started in earnest.’

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