PLANS to turn Teignmouth’s 17-bedroom former Bay Hotel at into an ‘apart hotel’ have been withdrawn this week.

The plans had been submitted by CR Design Services on behalf of Brian Jones.

The hotel building at 15 Powderham Terrace was built in 1869 by the Earl of Devon and has been awarded with a Grade 2 listing.

The building in Powderham Terrace has been closed for several years, and gained notoriety when its former owner, London barrister Shirley Bothroyd, was dubbed the female Basil Fawlty.

It is understood the hotel was sold in November last year for more than £1 million.

The application was for the refurbishment and remodelling of the existing building into nine ‘aparthotel’ rooms.

The proposed works would be within the existing footprint and the design and access statement accompanying the plans says they would be ‘minor in nature being limited to internal alterations and remodelling’.

The design and access statement submitted with the proposal concluded the ‘application presents a scheme sympathetic to the existing buildings. Being listed the building is of historical interest in the surrounding area, and the proposal is to retain the façade and ensure the building still holds it historical presence.’

‘The proposal will provide a positive addition to the local area, being situated within an area of many converted dwellings into flats suitable to first time buyers and will tidy this untidy eyesore with an extremely sympathetic restoration.’

Full details of the application number 22/01340/LBC can be found on the Teignbridge Council planning portal.