PLANS for a major new hotel development on the outskirts of Welshpool have been met with objections from the town council.

Last month a proposal was submitted to Powys County Council seeking to transform land at Moors Farm, close to the Buttington roundabout, into a mixed retail development, including the hotel and coffee shop drive-thru which, as suggested by the applicant, could be a Gregg's.

The application, submitted by Mark Schweiger of KIM Property Investments Ltd, states it would provide an ideal resting place for travellers to and from Wales and a facility for local people to enjoy by dining out.

It comes at a time when other fast food developments are being plotted for land near the roundabout which links the A483 and A458, with the green light given by Powys planners to a McDonald's restaurant there just last week.

But the planning committee of Welshpool Town Council have a string of objections to the Moors Farm plan, with concerns about heritage, over-development and nearby Lime Kilns among them.

They also state that a hotel should be built in the town centre, and not on the outskirts.

The full list of objections can be found with the application on Powys County Council's planning portal.

When the application was submitted last month, Montgomeryshire MP Craig Williams welcomed the proposal and its potential to tie-in with the restoration of Montgomery Canal and tourism opportunities.