Plans for a 63-bed hotel outside Welshpool have been withdrawn.

In May, 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 a coffee shop drive-thru which, as suggested by the applicant, could be a Gregg's.

However, the plans for the development, submitted by Mark Schweiger of KIM Property Investments Ltd, have now been withdrawn. It is currently not known why they were withdrawn or if they will be resubmitted.

However, there have been a number of objections to the proposal as part of the consultation process.

This includes the Welsh Government's highway authority, who said that plans failed to provide sufficient information on whether the A483 junction has the capacity for the additional traffic. The Government said that the applicant must submit a transport statement to support the plans or re-submit the application with the details.

Welshpool Town Council's planning committee had a string of objections to the Moors Farm plan, with concerns about heritage, over-development and nearby Lime Kilns among them. The committee also said that a hotel should be built in the town centre, and not on the outskirts.

The Clwyd Powys Agricultural trust has also raised issues about the Lime Kilns, saying that the layout would need to be "significantly revised to completely avoid the listed structure".

An ecologist from Powys County Council raised concerns having identified 87 records of protected and priority species within 500m of the proposed development. The impact it could have on the nearby Montgomery Canal was also flagged up.

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

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

The plans for the hotel were significant in terms of its location - with Powys planners having already given the go-ahead for a McDonald's to be built near the roundabout which links the A483 and A458.