PLANS to build bed and breakfast accommodation in Alvechurch have been submitted once again.

Last year plans were submitted to extend The Alvechurch Inn on Radford Road to provide bed and breakfast accommodation.

However, proposals for the three-storey extension were withdrawn as the design was not ‘reflective of the local architecture’.

The plans sparked outrage among residents who cited the proposals as ‘inappropriate’.

Now, new revised proposals have been submitted which consists of a two-storey extension, creating 28 rooms and includes the refurbishment of the existing building.

A planning statement accompanying the application states: “The proposals seek consent for a two-storey side extension to include 20no. bedrooms and internal works on the first floor to accommodate a manager’s living area, and a further 8no. bedrooms.”

According to the planning statement, the pub, which has two bars, a games room and a function room is ‘at risk of collapse without significant investment’.

The planning statement adds: “The function room and bars as a whole do not currently generate sufficient income to justify their operation and to maintain the local facility as it stands, therefore the proposal to add B & B accommodation is proposed.

“In order to make the business financially viable there is a need to diversify.

“The new B&B element will support a new income stream whilst maintaining the facilities on site to host and support the requirements of the local community.

“The new B & B accommodation will provide income, particularly during the week, when customer numbers are lower.

“The existing ‘dedicated’ function room will be replaced by a similar space in the existing bar area, allowing the area to be adapted depending on the scale and type of events.”

If passed pedestrian and vehicle access to the development will remain unchanged and the number of car parking spaces will be reduced from 48 to 34.