PLANS have been withdrawn for an extension to create a new 121-bed hotel in Trafford.

DV Architects submitted the plans on behalf of Zamir Hirji off Ashley Hotels in Manchester in February for the listed building consent for conversion and restoration of the Trafford Park Hotel on Third Avenue and also the new five-storey hotel annex.

The plans would have seen the improvements on the Grade II listed derelict building which bosses say has fallen into disrepair.

In the design and access statement, DV Architects said: "Our proposals seek to refurbish the derelict building and restore its previous use, with 24 hotel rooms across the first and second floors."

On the ground floor there would ahve been a large public area with reception, bar, restaurant while the basement will have a gym and kitchen and staff area.

In the planning statement it said: "Our proposed layout is sensitive to the historic nature of the building and we have sought to disrupt the original building fabric as little as possible so as to secure the future of Trafford Park Hotel as an important landmark.

"Our proposed rooms all fit into the existing wall arrangements wherever possible and our servicing strategy has minimal impact on the existing building.

A five-storey new build element will sit sympathetically alongside the historic hotel, with a small covered linkway providing access between the two buildings. Both the massing of this new build element and its placement on the site is a respectful response to the existing hotel."

However, on the weekly list on May 7, from the Trafford Council planning department, it says that the plans have been withdrawn.